I was slightly horrified last Friday by some of my rabbinic colleagues’ Facebook posts. They were updating their statuses to say things like:”Tonight is Shabbat of Inclusion – all are welcome!” or “Tonight at Shabbat services we celebrate diversity.” It’s when I read Facebook statuses like this that I tend to respond aloud (even when [...]
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I’ve been slightly fascinated for the last few weeks with the recent Shabbat elevator controversy. For those who may be unfamiliar with the concept, let me explain. For traditional Jews, it would be a violation of the Sabbath to push an elevator button on Friday night or Saturday. To circumvent this, there are Shabbat elevators [...]
Here’s our 7th video streamed Shabbat Service. It’s an abbreviated service – and is not traditional. Rabbis Barr and Baum will discuss why we don’t read the Binding of Isaac on Rosh Hashanah. To read more about this, click here.
On September 4, our streaming Shabbat service included a discussion of liturgy. Join us next week for conversation and an abbreviated Shabbat service including candles, challah, and wine. You can tweet in to participate.