Rabbi David Seidenberg's meditations on the crash of modernity, the weight of history, and the question of freedom, from Response
R. Menachem Froman, Menachem Yehoshua ben Leah Raizel, needs our prayers for healing. Find out more about his peace work here.
Protect the Bedouin – Protect the desert
The Moshav Band's cover is bowdlerized.
Quotes from Abraham Isaac Kook on evolution, science, etc.
What is the real meaning of Tish'a B'Av? Should we still observe Tish'a B'Av now that we "have" Israel?
Visiting the Lubavitcher Rebbe's Ohel on his yahrzeit.
Why neohasid.org no longer links to CN.
Resolution from the Jewish Renewal Rabbis and Cantors on Blueprint Negev
Planting a tree for the future sounds like second nature, a wise investment for both Israel and the planet. But whether you think about doing this at Tu Bish'vat or during the Omer when it's really planting time, it's a little more complicated than donating to JNF...
A look at the Kabbalah Centre on the publication of Jody Myer's new book, Kabbalah and the Spiritual Quest
To the Shtibl minyan
, Modzitzer nigunim
, and more...
Links to Jewish learning, engaged Torah, culture, film, music, with websites from a few shuls and rabbis, both Orthodox and liberal, for good measure.
Over a hundred blog sites that explore what it means to move between the tradition and the real world, to explore the boundaries or live on the edge.
Grace Paley died August 25 in Thetford VT. She was an extraordinary woman, teacher, and truthteller.
Rabbi David Zeller, masterful teacher, sweet singer, and true pilgrim, was a teacher for so so many people who bridged those worlds that define what we call "neohasid"...
The fragility of blessings and the growth of a new Judaism.
The extraordinary gathering of X-O's and others exploring the "handbreadth" within which heaven and earth overlap.
Jennifer Bleyer's article on Chulent from the March 18th edition of the New York Times.
Uman Uman Rosh Hashanah!
X-O = ex-Orthodox – refugees, doubters and seekers from the hood.
Hipsterism vs. the alternative: Will the "new Jewish culture" take us anywhere we want to go?
"Neo-Chasidus" is an amalgam of trends and people. Who are your fellow travelers in, and out of, the Chasidic world?
A 2004 obituary for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, by David Seidenberg