Shavuot in the 21st Century
Please read the following post in the Huffington Post by Rabbi Laura Baum of Congragation Beth Adam (and www.ourjewishcommunity.org) in which she sets out with clarity her view of the role of Shavuot to Jewry in the 21st Century.
Rabbi Laura Baum – Why I’m skippping Shavuot
Online passover seder service 2011
A holiday has delayed this post but the 8 day passover festival which finished last week represents a very important time in the Jewish calender. The rabbis at ourjewishcommunity.org have produced and recorded an innovative online passover seder service with participants across the world that can be caught here:
ourjewish community online passover 2011
Hannukah falls early this year and indeed today is already the third day of the festival.
We wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Hannukah, the festival of lights.
For a comprehensive introduction to Hannuka with a humanistic perspective, please note the following link from the Society of Humanistic Judaism here