Temple

Crowdfunding Towards the Third Temple

This Tisha B'Av, Temple 3.0 might be closer than you think.

08/05/2014
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What’s the most efficient way to hasten the Messianic age?

How about a crowdfunding campaign.

Third Temple on the Dome of the Rock. Wikipedia Commons.

Texting on Rosh Hashanah

There was undoubtedly more texting in shul this Rosh Hashanah than in past years. In most liberal congregations, texting was likely done as discreetly as possible, often with a cellphone hidden low in one's lap. In some congregations it might have been more overtly outside in the lobby or perhaps outside the synagogue building.

Is it tactful to text during Rosh Hashanah services?

Mayor of the Minyan

Every synagogue minyan (daily prayer group) has the one person who always seems to be there. In some congregations, this might be the gabbai (a ritual director of sorts). In other shuls it might be the rabbi. And in others it might be a lay person who is very dedicated and wants to ensure there is always a minyan (quorum of 10) so others can say the Mourner's Kaddish. Some minyans have a group of dedicated individuals who make it a point to always attend -- regardless of rain, sleet or snow.

Forget being a sage, prophet or king... become the mayor of your minyan!

Journey To A Jewish Past

05/29/1998
Editor and Publisher
If Djerba, a small island in the Mediterranean off the southeast coast of Tunisia, is the Jerusalem of Africa, as its community claims, then the lovely El Ghriba synagogue is its Bet Hamikdash, or Holy Temple.
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