Entries for February 2012

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

Purim

Purim
The next Jewish “Hol-y-day” is Purim on March 7th-8th. Purim is immediately preceded by the Fast of Esther and followed by Shushan Purim. As the date approaches, I will post entries about the meanings and traditions of Purim. In the meantime, be ... 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