Are you a synagogue or what? Yes and no and kinda. Words like “synagogue” can feel constraining, and we want to think expansively about what Jewish life can be… so we think of ourselves as a spiritual community, and let the experience define itself.
“Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.”–Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “On Prayer”
We are all searching for something. What’s your thing?
What To Do With The Tainted Money – Rabbi Sharon Brous
March 23rd, 2019 — Shabbat Tzav
It’s time for an honest conversation about philanthropic ethics. Can we accept money from disreputable sources? What matters most— the moral character of the giver, the way the money was made, or the good it might do once directed to an organization or institution? And where do we draw the line? Is there a pathway for tainted money to be redeemed… and could it even redeem the giver?