Messianic Judaism is the name given to New Covenant faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah by those who are of Jewish heritage. It also invites into fellowship Gentiles who are called to embrace an expression of faith in Yeshua in a Jewish communal context. One of the most disconcerting things about the separation that has grown between Christianity and Judaism is the belief by Jewish people that Jesus contradicts and opposes Judaism. On the contrary, Yeshua Himself was Jewish, as were most of His first followers and disciples.
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
Stuffed cabbage is traditional on Simchat Torah, but sometimes you just want the lazy version This version is savory, but if you're looking for a sweet one, you can add half a cup of brown sugar to this and that should do it. Ingredients 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce 1 6-oz can tomato paste 3 cups water 1-2 tbsp. smoked paprika Directions Cut the onion into quarter rounds. Heat oil over medium-high in a wide frying pan and sauté the onions with a generous sprinkle of salt until translucent—about 10 minutes. Add the crushed garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Increase heat to high and brown the ground beef in small batches so the pan does not become overcrowded. As each batch is done, transfer it to a pot that is large…
How to Cultivate an Innovative Congregational Mindset
Where business goes, the Jewish community has followed, with many suggesting that Jewish organizations and institutions, too, face a choice to innovate or die.
How (not) to talk about religious pluralism
Over the weekend, a tweet from CNN promoted a new series called “Believer” with Reza ...
What started on the playground ends at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard argument this morning in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, involving a Lutheran preschool, which was blocked from participating in a Missouri program that provides shredded-tire resurfacing to make playgrounds safer for kids. The case will determine whether the government can blacklist religious organizations from participating in public safety programs simply because they are religious. This is the first religious liberty case…
Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
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Join us as Muslim and Jewish Women come together
Dear Women of Etz Chaim The Interfaith Outreach Committee has been invited to explore an opportunity to engage with Muslim women in the western suburbs. Whether you are a member of Sisterhood or not (yet), we invite you to collaborate with us in this potential relationship. Women from Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple B’nai Israel have expressed interest as well Below is information about Salaam Shalom, whose mission is to form chapters in the Chicago area in which Muslim and Jewish women come together for dialogue, socialization and community-building activities. The attachment includes specifics about an informational meeting Sunday, May 21st, 3:30-5:30 PM, at College of DuPage Health and Science Center, Rm 1301. COD is at…
The Untold Story of How the CDF Created the Anglican Ordinariate
Here's why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s papacy realized that it had to take charge of the reuni...
Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen: When Your City Speaks
I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ve had a complicated relationship with Detroit. Perhaps five years in New York has turned me into an urban elitist, a city snob. When Meredith and I head into Detroit for brunch or a show, I often catch myself starting sentences with the words, “You know, in New York…” (which she, shockingly, does not find all that endearing) I’ve had a hard time adjusting to the “Detroit vs. Everybody” mentality, and I usually draw a blank when I’m asked what my “hustles” are (evidently in Detroit, one is expected to have at least two). And despite my best efforts, I cannot get myself to refer to this towering city of American success, failure, and perseverance as “The D.” I am (and I’m not trying to be…
Temple Am Echad
Family Shabbat service this evening at 7PM! Camp Grants and Scholarships Brian Kessler, a high school senior, will be speaking about his recent trip to Poland and Israel on this year's March of...