JEWISH PRAYER & MEDITATION: Connecting with God with Rabbi Michael Skobac is the “third” of a 6-part lecture series called: DEEPENING JEWISH EXPERIENCE: The Spiritual Dimension
SHABBAT & HOLIDAYS: Creating Islands in Time with Rabbi Michael Skobac is the “fourth” of a 6-part lecture series called: DEEPENING JEWISH EXPERIENCE: The Spiritual Dimension
What accounts for the steadily rising rates of intermarriage over the past 50 years?
This revealing presentation examines some of the negative stereotypes that people have about religion and how Judaism suffers by association. The issues addressed include today’s preference for spirituality over religion, the sentiment that religion is a “crutch for those who need it” and the contention that religions divide people, thereby causing strife in the world. [Read More]
What is the Jewish perspective on dreams?
Judaism can be a very busy religion. We do so many things in our observance. It’s easy to get lost in the details & forget about the big picture. So what’s Judaism really all about? What’s the ultimate goal of everything we do as Jews? Where’s Judaism supposed to be taking us? This lecture analyizes [Read More]
Walking into the synagogue on Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day assembly at the end of Sukkot was like walking into school for the first time. Only this time my mother was not there to hold my hand, and tell me everything would be alright.
One of the first things we hear from Jewish people that have turned away from Judaism towards Christianity is the love that was poured upon them by the people in the Church or Hebrew Christian congregation that they first walked into. In a recent phone conversation I was told of a young man that walked [Read More]
A few days have passed since my run-in with the Messianic Jewish website that tricked me with their Torah portion list… www.torahportions.org And now I’m wondering if they’re doing a good thing. Sort of. For someone.
I was planning my 3-year-old’s playgroup curriculum for the year, and I needed a list of the parshas (Torah portions for the weekly readings) in order. I did what many moms would do under the circumstances: I Googled it. Up comes a page with exactly what I need, I copy and paste into the spreadsheet I’m creating, [Read More]