There’s an odd tradition in the Jewish community to push away the potential convert. In fact, the Talmud suggests that if you are approached by someone who wants to “join the tribe” you should rebuff them three times to be sure they are serious. Hillel teaches us ways to spread the joy of Judaism: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah, the rest is the commentary, go learn it.” Beginning October 29th, Pico Union Project will be offering American Jewish University’s Introduction to Judaism seminar at the Pico Union. It’s open to all…check it out!
Craig Taubman’s latest album is here! And there. Here & There is an earful of moving, spiritual tunes that are as likely to stir your deepest feelings as they are to make you laugh. Ed Feinstein’s response to the album prompted him to write that we ought to “stop all the noise, and listen…to the music of creation…It’s crying for you to come and join the song.” Click here to order your copy.