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Make a Window in the World

September 8, 2016 from Rabbi Hannah Dresner via her Rabbi’s Without Borders Blog My favorite Hasidic teaching is a teaching about prayer couched in a homily on Noah’s Ark. God tells Noah to make a window in his ark. Teyva, the word for ark, means container. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Yamim Noraim – Jazz Selichot

Prepare for Rosh Hashanah in a new way this year. Rabbi Hannah and guest  jazz saxophonist Rabbi Neil Blumofe will meld Chassidic melody with jazz, accompanied by a fine band of local musicians. Mark this date for Or Shalom’s first Jazz … Continue reading

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Arrived: First of Our Long Awaited Refugee Families!

from Rabbi Hannah: Here is what I posted, this morning, on the Rabbis Without Borders Blog at MyJewishLearning.com. Let us allow Tisha B’Av to sensitize us, all the more, that the refugees we sponsor, and the new citizens we accompany as … Continue reading

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What is Jewish Renewal?

Probably most Or Shalomniks face this question from friends and family at some time, namely – what denomination is Or Shalom? Are we Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or Reconstructionist? The answer is complicated – none of the above, and a little of … Continue reading

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