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How Do We Come Closer to God?

Rabbi Moshe Waldoks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Moshe Waldoks

While we Jews have benefited greatly from creating a portable Judaism that we could take with us in our wanderings throughout the world, we are challenged today to consider how best to renew a sense of closeness to our Source, both cerebral and embodied.

Parshat Vayikra: Bringing The Divine Close

Josh Fleet | Posted 06.08.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

God calls affectionately to Moses, the humble leader, from within the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Children of Israel. Tell them when someone voluntarily brings an offering to God, it should a domesticated animal from the cattle and flocks."

No Bull: A Rabbinic Teaching For Contemporary American Life

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

From ritual sacrifice, rabbinic sages established a new form of worship -- verbal prayer -- which enabled individuals and communities to regularly express their gratitude, joy, sorrow and regret without the use of bulls, altars or priests.