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Parashat Terumah The Gift of Safe Space by Y. Gavriel A. Levi Ansara on Saturday February 24, 2007 6 Adar 5767 Exodus 25:1 – 27:19,Shabbat Parashat Terumah opens with G-d speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai and commanding him in meticulous detail regarding the construction of the Mishkan, or “tabernacle,â€? the portable dwelling place of […]

Parsha Beshalach

In: Arts and Culture, Holidays, Joy, JVoices, Parshat, Torah

Shalom, one mo time, from Israel! Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour is an off the charts success! Check out the latest here. You can also peruse the video blog. One of the truly grand things about Judaism is its insistence on gratitude. Observant Jews are required to thank YHWH 100 times a day. If this week’s parsha […]

At 5, he learned his primary colours. Red, blue, yellow. Except that the red wasn’t truly red, but a pinkish red that he later learned was called magenta, and the blue wasn’t really blue, but an electrical turquoise hue called cyan. At 13, he learned the colour of longing when his family abandoned the arid, […]

Happy Winter!

In: Holidays, Jewish Identity, JVoices

It’s that time of year again, when I spend too much time waiting in line to buy things, wondering why so many Jewish musicians wrote Christmas music, and trying to explain to people who don’t believe me that Hanukkah is a minor holiday. It’s not that I don’t like the whole “Holiday Season” idea. It’s […]

Last year, I reported on the misperception that black people are not Jewish and dispelling that myth. I want to post this interview as a reflection, as many of the ideas still apply. A preparation for Hanukkah in the upcoming weeks. Enjoy!


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