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Jewish Studies

My Theology

6 contemporaries' "confessions"
Read these 6 thoughtful contributions.  You'll see you can do this too!  
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The Cry of the Ram's Horn
A Jewish Perspective on Compassion and Forgiveness

Keeping Kosher in 2019
A modern dialog 

Jewish Education in St. Louis
From Block to North
by Marla Zimmerman

Archived articles

The Enlightened Jewish Thinker:
A Draft Collection of Essays

Do Not Oppress the Stranger
An expansion on the most frequent message in the Torah
by Richard Gavatin

What about God in 2019?
A spirited Dialogue

The background image is from the Israeli town of Yavne. This is one of the most significant places in modern Jewish history. By modern, we mean post-temple. Once Herod's Temple was destroyed, in the year 70 CE, and the temple era came to an end, Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zacchai, after an adventure that rivals a modern Bond movie, founded an academy for "modern" Jewish studies in the town Yavneh. Modern Rabbinic Judaism owes its existence, at least in part, to the academy at Yavne. (by rg)

Poetry and Short Stories

Poems by Carol Rose   |   Poems by Marvin Marcus

Short stoiries: 

Short Stoies and poems  by Jamie Glaser

Aunt Sarina by Roz Kohen

Hades University 

Short Stories by Max Brown


Crohn's Disease and the Jewish connection
By Dr. Ralph Graff, MD

From Reform to Orthodox back to Conservative
By Daphne Drohobyczer, Editor-in-chief

Darwin and Freud: Differences in Realities
By Daphne Drohobyczer

Humanity's 100 Questions 
By Richard Gavatin

My Israel Journal
Recollections from a trip a long time ago
By Dr. Marvin Marcus

Reflections on giving voice to one's Jewish Identity 
Dr. Marvin Marcus

From Reform to Orthodox back to Conservative
By Daphne Drohobyczer, Editor-in-chief

Arts & Culture

Art we like

Fiddler on the Roof
by Berta Hyken

by Daphne Drohobyczer

Are You Positive Enough To Meet Someone?
by Paula Sparks


Sister Churches Make the Jewish-Christian Alliance
by Daphne

The Unitarians and the Nazis: A Confrontation to be Remembered
Ken Burns
by Daphne and Berta

Boris Abadzhyan: Democrat Running in 2020 for
Missouri House Representative and his Jewish Ties

by Daphne

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