Category Archives: General HJ

Jewish and True

Humanistic Judaism evaluates choices from its inheritance through two criteria: 1) Is it Jewish, does it enhance Jewish connections? And 2) Is it true, does it reflect my values and beliefs? Continue reading

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Doing Jewish

Should we stop talking about “being Jewish,” and instead focus on “doing Jewish?” Continue reading

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Embracing Complexity

This post first appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in November 2017 Did you know that the largest organization in the world that supports the teaching of evolution and opposes the death penalty is the Catholic Church? Political … Continue reading

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A Culture of Blessing

What positives can Secular Humanistic Jews distill from the traditional culture of blessing? Continue reading

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The New Jewish Landscape – 2017

This post is based on a sermon delivered at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation on August 25, 2017. You can hear audio of the sermon as delivered here.  2000 years ago, the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. This was a crushing … Continue reading

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Dealing with the “God” Question

This short list of 6 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) on the “God” question is intended to help Secular Humanistic Jewish teachers with their students and parents with their children. Continue reading

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Why Jewish Culture Matters

This post was sparked by preparation for a June 4, 2017 concert by the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band hosted by Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation. Click here for more information or to sign up to attend. When some people hear “cultural Judaism” … Continue reading

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