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The Sacrifices of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Super Bowl Sunday of Jewish Holidays – even people who aren’t regulars or aren’t affiliated in any way come to services on Yom Kippur. Which is probably the worst idea – their one exposure to Judaism is a day of fasting, boring prayer, no sexual activity, and more boring prayer. No […]

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Hello! My Name is Shabbat

I want to tell you about something we recently did at Penn – and which you can all do as well. Every fall, Penn has an activities fair, at which around 300 groups set up booths on Locust Walk (the main college thoroughfare) and thousands of people walk by, looking for things in which to […]

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End of the Summer; Beginning of a New Year

I want to add a comment to this post – remember they guy from the end of the story? Who said it was his best Shabbat ever and started learning and loving zemirot? So the day after I posted the story, when walking home from work (I happened to go a different way that day) […]

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