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Book Review-ish: The 39 Melochos, R. Dovid Ribiat

This book is on my geirut course syllabus; I gather it’s a standard thing the rabbi assigns.  (I wonder how many converts he’s instructed, as some people at Beit Meshugge have a running joke about the size of his curricular reading list.)  It’s a four-volume series covering the various types of Shabbat-prohibited labours by classification relating to the… 606 more words


Searching for Home on Shabbos

For some reason I’m self-conscious about doing the Amidah. I don’t know why, but the idea of standing alone in that act of prayer while everyone else is around really freaks me out. 263 more words

Religious History

Shabbat Recap -- And Sometimes the Wall Hits You

Well, I did not go to shul yesterday.  I had what could generously be described as a Week From Heck — I was busier at work than I have been in the last three months, combined; I put in a fairly large amount of overtime (alas, I’m salaried), plus various things happened that involved multiple types of bodily fluids ending up where they shouldn’t be.  362 more words


As The Shul Turns - Chapter 64

On Friday I watched Old Dawg and Actress arrive together. I didn’t see Buddah. There has been some ‘war’ between them. Not surprising, of course. 676 more words

#BlogElul - Accept (for Now)


is the day

when we sit with the world as it is.

We accept the Now.

I may notice

something needs fixing,

needs action… 47 more words


¡Coloca tus manos sobre la cabeza de tu descendencia y bendícela!

¡Shabbat Shalom!

Avinu Malkeinu nos instruye hoy.

Tema: Deuteronomio 16:18-21:9)

Se encienden las velas de Shabbat

Encendido de velas (Hadlakat Nerot)

Al encender las velas de Shabat, la mujer dice la siguiente bendición: 332 more words


It’s time for the Friday Feature again, where I ask you what good things happened to you this week. This is direct from Telushkin’s Book of Jewish Values… 739 more words

Jewish Practices