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Rabbi Mishael Zion | Moonshine Kislev 2014 | Text and the CityOdysseus Returns Home, 8th C BCEAs the weather turns colder, the gaze turns inward. This year’s month of Kislev is bookended by the two holidays of the hearth and home: Thanksgiving and Hannukah. As myriads travel “home” this week for...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Moonshine Kislev 2014 | Text and the CityOdysseus Returns Home, 8th C BCEAs the weather turns colder, the gaze turns inward. This year’s month of Kislev is bookended by the two holidays of the hearth and home: Thanksgiving and Hannukah. As myriads travel “home” this week for...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Moonshine HeshvanDedicated to a theme in the Jewish month, Moonshine is a combination Dvar Torah and springboard for learning in the coming 30 days. Moonshine - in honor of the Hebrew month’s commitment to the lunar cycle, with a hint of distilling fine...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Moonshine HeshvanDedicated to a theme in the Jewish month, Moonshine is a combination Dvar Torah and springboard for learning in the coming 30 days. Moonshine - in honor of the Hebrew month’s commitment to the lunar cycle, with a hint of distilling fine...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Yom Kippur 2014It was Yom Kippur morning, and my father dragged my sister and I out of bed on a hike across Jerusalem, to learn how to pray. In the basement of an old home in a poor neighborhood, we met a band of Shlomo-Carlebach-infused, Simon-and...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Yom Kippur 2014It was Yom Kippur morning, and my father dragged my sister and I out of bed on a hike across Jerusalem, to learn how to pray. In the basement of an old home in a poor neighborhood, we met a band of Shlomo-Carlebach-infused, Simon-and...

פורסם במוסף 'שבת', 'מקור ראשון', כד' אלול תשע"ד, ספטמבר 2014בוקר ראש השנה היה, ואחותי, אבי ואני יוצאים בצעדה לשכונת קטמונים, ללמוד כיצד להתפלל. אבי - שתפילתו התמצתה בקריאת ספר בין קדיש לקדיש – לקח אותנו אל תלמידיו, שנלמד מהם את מה שהוא לא ידע להעניק. כך שנה בשנה, תחילה במחסן טחוב בקטמון ח' אצל...

פורסם במוסף 'שבת', 'מקור ראשון', כד' אלול תשע"ד, ספטמבר 2014בוקר ראש השנה היה, ואחותי, אבי ואני יוצאים בצעדה לשכונת קטמונים, ללמוד כיצד להתפלל. אבי - שתפילתו התמצתה בקריאת ספר בין קדיש לקדיש – לקח אותנו אל תלמידיו, שנלמד מהם את מה שהוא לא ידע להעניק. כך שנה בשנה, תחילה במחסן טחוב בקטמון ח' אצל...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Rosh haShana 5775 | September 2014The drums of religious war sounded again this year in the lands of Abraham. In Syria and Iraq, Israel and the Gaza strip, the battle over who carries the Abrahamic promise has reignited. Can Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Rosh haShana 5775 | September 2014The drums of religious war sounded again this year in the lands of Abraham. In Syria and Iraq, Israel and the Gaza strip, the battle over who carries the Abrahamic promise has reignited. Can Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year...

Today is the first day of the month of Elul. This summer has been too much and it is “too soon” to be able to write a paragraph which begins with the words “This summer has been…”. As another cease-fire is declared in and around Gaza (odds are this one will stick, both sides too bent out of shape...

Today is the first day of the month of Elul. This summer has been too much and it is “too soon” to be able to write a paragraph which begins with the words “This summer has been…”. As another cease-fire is declared in and around Gaza (odds are this one will stick, both sides too bent out of shape...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Korah 2014Offered in prayer for the well-being and return home of teenagers Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, and for the better handling of arguments in the world.Once again, we live in a time of growing dispute and...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Korah 2014Offered in prayer for the well-being and return home of teenagers Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, and for the better handling of arguments in the world.Once again, we live in a time of growing dispute and...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Shavuot / Behaalotcha 2014Symbols, metaphors and old texts lay strewn around the warehouses of culture, waiting to be picked up again, turned useful, regain value. For one night in the Jewish calendar, the warehouse becomes the focus: Tikkun...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Shavuot / Behaalotcha 2014Symbols, metaphors and old texts lay strewn around the warehouses of culture, waiting to be picked up again, turned useful, regain value. For one night in the Jewish calendar, the warehouse becomes the focus: Tikkun...

Compiled and translated by Rabbi Mishael Zion, Bronfman Fellowships, Shavuot 2014 A.       Deuteronomy 10:1-4 1 At that time the LORD said unto me: 'Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto Me into the mount; and make thee an ark...

Compiled and translated by Rabbi Mishael Zion, Bronfman Fellowships, Shavuot 2014 A.       Deuteronomy 10:1-4 1 At that time the LORD said unto me: 'Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto Me into the mount; and make thee an ark...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Shavuot 2014What is the language of the Jewish Future? The world is increasingly speaking one thin language. Jews are increasingly speaking three distinct depth languages. What is the role of Judaism in a thin, flat world, and what kind of leadership will...

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Text and the City | Shavuot 2014What is the language of the Jewish Future? The world is increasingly speaking one thin language. Jews are increasingly speaking three distinct depth languages. What is the role of Judaism in a thin, flat world, and what kind of leadership will...

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