Friday, June 15, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday

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I am reading and contemplating the Psalms this month. This Shabbat I might or might not attend my congergation's Shabbat for the Psalms event. This is a let's pray through all the Psalms activity we hold twice a year. 
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This afternoon we are heading down to Jerusalem. We are going to see my rather religious brother for a little while. We won't be able to stay the night, but we will be able to make a quick stop at the West Wall. Some special prayers for some special people will be offered. Please pray for them as well.
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The Shabbat is slmost here. It will be lovely to light the candles and say the blessings with my brother's family. We haven't seen them for a few months, and it will  be lovely to see them again... especially at Shabbat time. 
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Ynet reports that 1 out of 3 religious (national religious and haredi) girls surf sex websites. Yet another sign that the leaders of the religious community have no idea how to address issues of sexuality. Ignoring the topic and leaving the Song of Songs as the only source for information is not a good way to handle sexuality. 
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Dear American tourists,
Please do not confuse your vacation to Israel with a mission trip. We are quite fine with our own religion, and it's very disrespectful to proselytize at Jewish religious sites. Or Muslim ones, for that matter.
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Do you have any thoughts on religious head covering? I'm doing a project on it. Any religion. Please leave a comment with what you'd like to share, and wether or not I can contact you with further questions. Thanks!
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Shabbat Shalom!
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