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My Hebrew Word – Gam Gam – A righteous man The Hebrew word gam means ‘also’.  It has lots of secondary meanings: ‘all’, ‘although’, ‘certainly’, ‘either...

Posted on 14 June 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Conservative Judaism Today and Tomorrow – Mitzvah

Mitzvah The commitment that 21st-century Jews make to the life of mitzvah is decidedly countercultural. We moderns are raised to prize autonomy, resist authority, and jealously guard options. The very notion of commandment – let alone c...

Posted on 7 June 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen
My Hebrew Word – Shana The 3-letter root Shana has several different meanings but the most common in everyday speech is “year”. A year is the time it takes the Earth t...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner