Yitro: Apples, I-G-d, and J-Tablets

Yitro: Apples, I-G-d, and J-Tablets
D’var Torah: Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) By Rabbi Art Levine, Ph.D., J.D.   February 10, 2012 Apples, I-G-d, and J-Tablets In the beginning, the Designer created apples. Then He/She created beings with artificial intelligence, and t... Continue Reading »
Feb 20

Ethics (Mussar) Workshop Begins March 3rd!

Ethics (Mussar) Workshop Begins March 3rd!
Everyday Holiness Workshop Introduction:  The iconic modern Jewish philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: “Religion is not a feeling for something that is, but an answer to the One who is asking us to live in a certain way. It is in its ver... Continue Reading »

Siddur/Jewish Prayer Class Begins February 25th!

Siddur/Jewish Prayer Class Begins February 25th!
Jewish Education Course: Opening the Jewish Treasure Chest: The Siddur. On alternate Shabbat afternoons starting February 25th at my home, 1:30-3:00 pm. Please RSVP via email or phone! Introduction: It might be said that whereas the Torah is J... Continue Reading »

Mishpatim: "Neither a borrower nor a ..."

Mishpatim: "Neither a borrower nor a ..."
D'var Torah: Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) Rabbi Art Levine, Ph.D., J.D.   February 17-18, 2012 / 25 Shevat 5772 "Neither a borrower nor a …" Most Americans over a "certain age" can instantly complete the above adage with the words, "lender... Continue Reading »
Feb 20

From the Jewish heritage, I have derived my world outlook, a ...

From the Jewish heritage, I have derived my world outlook, a God-centered interpretation of reality in the light of which man the individual is clothed with dignity, and the career of humanity with cosmic meaning and hope; a humane morality, elevated in its aspirations yet sensibly realistic; a system of rituals which interpenetrates my daily routines and invests them with poetry and intimations of the divine. -- Milton Steinberg 

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Feb 18
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He who guards his mouth preserves his life
Proverbs 13:3