Category Archives: Kol Hadash Shofar

Forbidden Phrases for the New Year 5778

These talks will be part of High Holiday services in September 2017 for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation and later available on The Kol Hadash Podcast and as separate posts here (adult events only). If you are interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, … Continue reading

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Who Needs Rabbis?

It’s a DIY (do it yourself) era, even in Jewish life. Continue reading

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The New Reality

This post originally appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, October 2015 What are the most important Jewish holidays? As usual, it depends who you ask. Most American Jews would respond, “Hanukkah and Passover,” and they are certainly the most-observed … Continue reading

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Jewish Courage

This post originally appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, April 2015 Item – Western Europe: militant Islamists attack both free speech (journalists and cartoonists) and Jewish institutions (a kosher grocery and a synagogue) in murderous rampages in France … Continue reading

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Jewish Futures

Originally appeared in the December 2014 “Shofar” newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation What does the future fold for the Jewish people? The best answer is: who knows? According to Jewish tradition, the last prophet was Malachi, who lived and … Continue reading

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Why Bother? High Holidays 2014/5775

These talks will be delivered at High Holiday services this September/October for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, and later available through The Kol Hadash Podcast. If you’re interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, Illinois, please email our office or call 847-383-5184. Why … Continue reading

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“Coming Out” as Humanists and Humanistic Jews

A version of this article appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in October 2011. Are we “in the closet” as Humanists and Humanistic Jews? In recent years, the greater Humanist community has begun to learn from the experience … Continue reading

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