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- Making sense of our world –by Rabbi Hyim Shafner
- Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:39:00 +0000 - We have just finished reading the story of Joseph and his brothers. In it Joseph’s brothers experience confusion, despondency, and powerlessness as their brother secretively manipulates them, falsely accusing them of being spies and thieves. One can imagine being in their shoes and asking: Why? Why are all these terrible things happening? Ultimately their worst […]
- Concentric Circles of Victims
- Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:58:31 +0000 - In 2010, my teachers, Rabbis Nati Helfgot, Yitzchak Blau, and Aryeh Klapper, drafted a “Statement of Principles” on the place of homosexuals in the Orthodox community. The statement was signed and endorsed by dozens of Orthodox rabbis, mental health professionals, and educators. The document was carefully drafted, edited, and revised before publication, and the success […]
- IRF Hanukkah Holiday Packet 5774
- Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:48:49 +0000 - IRF Hanukkah Holiday Packet 5774 Table of Contents1.Please Light Responsibly by R. Yosef Kanefsky 2. Laws and Customs of Hanukkah by R. Steven Exler 3. Guest Contribution: Do We Recite Hallel in a Shiva House on Hanukkah by M. Ruth Balinsky Friedman 4. Is There an Obligation to Publicize the Miracle of Hanukkah to Non-Jews […]
04/13: Rabbi Shafner comments on the experience of LGBT Orthodox Jews in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bais Abraham fundraiser welcomes Rabbi Marc Angel
Bais Abraham welcomes noted historian for talk on archaeological discoveries
Bais Abraham, Torah MiTzion offer family learning series
God, with Training Wheels: Rabbi Hyim Shafner has been blowing his shofar for weeks now.
Bais Abraham's Purim Seudah A Success
Bais Abe focuses on feminism and Orthodox Judaism
First woman president of a St. Louis modern orthodox synagogue
Orthodoxy and Diversity: How Open Should Our Communities Be?
A Passover message from Rabbi Shafner
Bais Abe offers Hebrew language immersion Sunday School
Aliyah Schneider, a former St. Louisan and participant in
the 'WUJS: Land, Language, and Society' program in Israel,
was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Jewish Federation.
When asked what she misses about St. Louis, she had this to say:
"Bais Abe. A shul like Bais Abe doesn't exist in
Jerusalem. It's diverse; it's out-of-the-box. It's me."
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Bais Abraham hosts Midwest JOFA Conference
Bais Abraham alumna in Israel remembers her unique Shul