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Judgment Day November 14?

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) So the world didn’t end yesterday. To be fair, they weren’t actually predicting the end of the world until October 21, at the conclusion of five months of torment for those of us left behind. Yesterday…

NewCAJE2 Learning Boogaloo

NewCAJE2 is gearing up for its second year as a reconstituted gathering and organization. This year’s conference will meet in Greensboro, NC on the campus of American Hebrew Academy. For those unfamiliar, NewCAJE is the successor to the Conference on…

Tax me!

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) In the District of Columbia, the highest income tax bracket begins at $40,000. You read that right: a person making $40,000/year and a person making $40,000,000/year are taxed at the same marginal rate. Like many states…

In defense of autonomy

(Crossposted to Mah Rabu.) The article making the rounds this week is Rabbi Leon Morris’s oped in the JTA, “Reform Judaism must move beyond ‘personal choice'”. In past blog posts, I have both agreed and respectfully disagreed with Rabbi Morris;…

A Storahtelling B Mitzvah

Cross-posted form the InterfaithFamily.com Blog. Last night, I attended a gala celebrating Storahtelling. And it was great*. If you’re not familiar with Storahtelling, they’re a ritual theatre company, focusing on bringing the Torah, and Judaism, to wider audiences, making it…