In response to the comments on my book, “Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique,” printed in last week’s edition of The Jewish Chronicle, the book and websites cited by the writer of your article do not deal extensively with the intertextual use of Bible citations in the siddur in general or the tefilah in particular, which is the subject of my book.
Written by Allan M. Gonsher LCSW, RPT/S, Guest Columnist
After reading a recent article about Rabbi Levin’s new book on prayer, I was intrigued. First, I would direct readers to “Rav Schwalb on Prayer,” Hayim Donin’s book “To Pray as a Jew,” or Aish.com or Chabad.org, where much of this “new book” has already been covered and in fact, will take readers into much more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of prayer.
In the past few months, many of us have experienced an incredible inspiring adventure with several young men. These young men grew up in K.C., were motivated by NCSY, left to learn in Israel/New York, and returned this summer to be with family and friends.
I just experienced the most spiritual, beautiful love affair that one person could ask for in a land that is so much a part of my soul that I long to be there for eternity. Of course I am speaking of Eretz Yisrael.
Equal pay for women. Raise the minimum wage to $15. Free college tuition. Immigration reform. Enhanced social security. The list of goodies Hillary promised at the Democratic convention goes on and on, breathtakingly. She says she will continue the Obama agenda.
For many years, the United States Refugee Admissions Program was a minor government activity, quietly saving lives under the radar of public attention. With the rise of ISIS and this year’s combative presidential election cycle, it has become divisive, with powerful feelings among both those who consider it a vital humanitarian program, and those for whom security is paramount.
Written by Larry Nussbaum, Prairie Village, Kansas
Remembering the hidden Holocaust
On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” (Aug. 7, 2016, repeated from Oct. 4, 2015) there was the story of a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has made it his life’s work to uncover and document the hidden Holocaust.
Charles Jacobs’ July 21 guest editorial, “Typical School Day in Syria: Jews are our Enemies,” describes the horrendous anti-Semitism in official Syrian textbooks and calls for the United States to screen Syrian refugees for evidence of anti-Semitic views in advance of their being considered for asylum.