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May 15, 2016
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Beth Mordecai and Rabbi Saks in the News

WE'RE IN THE NEWS! - Check out the following publications which highlight Beth Mordecai and Rabbi Saks in the news! NEW! Building Jewish Identity and 'Jewish DNA Pools' (New Jersey Jewish News, 5/15/16) -- previewing our Scholar in Residence Weekend Time to act: Survivors need our support (New Jersey Jewish News, 5/3/16) Local rabbis reject call for Muslim ban (New Jersey Jewish News, 12/28/15) A Vision of Prayer for All Peoples? Moving Towards Interfaith 2.0 (State of Formation, 12/21/15) 'Mall rabbi' takes learning to the people (New Jersey Jewish News, 1/19/15) Arab, Jew seek peace in land they share (New Jersey Jewish News, 12/22/14) Purim 'homecoming' for Perth Amboy Jews (New[...]

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May 4, 2016
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Time to act: Survivors need our support

Rabbi Ari Saks wrote an article in the New Jersey Jewish News (published May 3rd, 2016) on the urgent need to financially support Holocaust survivors. Here is the introduction: Some say timing is everything. This week, Jews and non-Jews worldwide commemorate Yom HaShoa U’gevura — Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoa takes place on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the 27th day of the month of Nisan (this year May 5). It is not lost on many that this is a week after the end of Passover, and a week before Israel’s Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for fallen soldiers) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). So what can we learn from this coincidence of timing?... Please click on this link[...]

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April 21, 2015
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DAY 1025: About Hebrew Prayer

Dear Hevreh, Hebrew is hard, I know. Though I've spent many years reading, speaking, and singing Hebrew there are many times when I just don't get it. It can feel foreign, but amazingly enough, it can also feel homey. There's something about the cadence, the sound (especially those gutteral sounds that make you sound like you're coughing up something) that speaks directly to my soul, my neshamah. In my latest piece on State of Formation "Praying in Hebrew, Speaking in Tongues," I discuss how the difficulty of understanding Hebrew makes it tough to be a language of meaningful prayer when we want to know what we're saying when we pray. As such, it's important to find language in our mother tongue[...]

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December 11, 2013
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Observations in Shul

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September 24, 2013
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The Thinking Higher Bias

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Uniting the Transcendent and the Immanent

Posted on State of Formation on January 19th, 2013 HomepagesRabbi Categories: Publications

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The Challenge of Saying Amen

Posted on State of Formation on January 9th, 2013 HomepagesRabbi Categories: Publications

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