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Passover 2017

April 9th, 2017 · No Comments · General, judaism

As I write every Spring, each year we hold a Passover Seder at our house inviting anywhere from 15-25 people over. It is a very special time for both Ellen and myself. Since I have never been very good at Hebrew, Ellen has allowed me to adapt the Seder focusing on a theme we agree […]

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Seder – 2016

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · judaism

Every  year we are fortunate to have many friends who join us for our Passover Seder, and I am lucky to have married Ellen who plans, organizes, and works to make it a special event. My role is to find a bunch of quotes, see below, and lift and carry stuff up and down stairs […]

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Abortion and An Eye for an Eye

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · bible, judaism

This week in synagogue we read Parsha Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1 – 24:18. God dit not just provide the Ten Commandments, but also a large number of more detailed laws. A number of these laws are covered in this weeks portion of the Torah. One part deals with laws covering penalties for crimes and laws relating […]

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Passover Seder 2014

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments · judaism

For those who read this blog – Hello? Hello? Knock knock, anyone there? – well, anyway, and for those who know Ellen and I well, you will realize as we come up on Passover that we do our own version of a Seder. While based on a standard Haggadah based approach, we typically add some […]

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Iran’s President Wished All Jews a Happy Rosh Hashanah on Twitter (from the Washington Post)

September 4th, 2013 · No Comments · international, judaism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s English-language Twitter account sent out this message just before sunset, Tehran time, wishing Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish new year and begins at sundown: Hassan Rouhani @HassanRouhani As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. […]

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Ellen the JCC Volunteer of the Year

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments · family, judaism, leadership

Congratulations to Ellen for being selected as the volunteer of the year by the JCC. The page summarizing her activities is here: Ellen’s award summary from the JCC May Center Scene 2013. All that and she puts up with me on a regular basis, not such an easy task.

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Our Passover Seder 2013

March 21st, 2013 · No Comments · judaism

I have been posting information about our Seder now for a number of years; for those interested they can look at one of the following links: http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2012/04/01/this-years-passover-sedar/ http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2011/04/10/our-annual-passover-seder/ http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2011/04/11/our-passover-seder-quotes/ This year our focus is to look at the choice for freedom that was made in the Exodus story and to consider some of the reasons […]

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This Year’s Passover Sedar

April 1st, 2012 · No Comments · history, judaism

I have previously posted about the Passover Sedar we hold at our house each year: http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2011/04/10/our-annual-passover-seder/ and http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2011/04/11/our-passover-seder-quotes/ In 2008, one thing we focused on was “We think about from what, to what, and what we have to accomplish to initiate and complete the transition.” This year we want to expand a bit on that: […]

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Our Passover Seder – Quotes

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · bible, judaism

As I mentioned in my entry yesterday, each year at our Passover Seder we put together a series of readings and activities focused on a theme (or set of themes). We pull the readings from an Haggadah named A Different Night. In addition to going around the table asking people to read selections from the […]

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Our Annual Passover Seder

April 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · bible, history, judaism

For a number of years now we have a Passover Seder at our house on the first night of Passover. We have between 15 and 25 people (I recognize that is a bit of a range) including family, friends, guests from various sources, Jews and non-Jews. Each year we try and focus on a few […]

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