Havurah Volume 14 Number 03

From the Editor
Author: Rich Robinson

Readers of Havurah will notice that Aaron Abramson’s usual lead article is missing from this edition. In the summer of 2011, Aaron moved with his family to New York City in order to head up our outreach in “the Big Apple.” As a former New Yorker, I couldn’t be more pleased that Aaron will be […]

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Assimilation or Acculturation?
Author: Susan Perlman

What Hanukkah Has to Show Us If you listen to the Jewish experts, they all seem to agree on one thing: one of the greatest threats to Jewish survival is assimilation.  Some say that assimilation is a result of intermarriage and are quick to point out that the rate of Jewish-Gentile marriages is on the […]

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When Non-Negotiables Go Bad
Author: Rich Robinson

As Susan Perlman’s article shows, discussions in the Jewish community about assimilation are nothing new. In fact, even prior to the Maccabean revolt, the assimilationist vs. non-assimilationist scenario was playing out in soap-opera fashion.  The high priest about 200 B.C. was named Chanan, though he is known to history by a Hellenized Greek name, Onias […]

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A Hanukkah Prayer

At Hanukkah, our Jewish people recite this prayer: Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. The late Vera Schlamm was a Holocaust survivor who understood such prayers. In the story of her journey to faith, Vera wrote: I didn’t […]

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Something Different for This Hanukkah!

Judah Maccabee didn’t know this, but “without Hanukkah, there would be no Christmas!”  Now, though, your Jewish friends and family can know when you send them our special Hanukkah postcard. You can view it full-color here where you can also download the original artwork in color or greyscale to print and mail out. (Kinko’s, Office […]

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Assimilate This! Be Part of These Opportunities

Camp Gilgal Wonderful Winter Weekends Camp Gilgal WWW is for Jewish believing children and youth ages 8-18. Plenty of fun along with opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship. Camps are in New Jersey, Illinois, and Northern/Southern California.  For exact dates and details, see www.campgilgal.com or contact Dave “Moose” Garrett. Blue Mosaic You’re a musician, and your […]

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