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The Waning Moon of Elul by Yosef Kanefsky
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:38:39 +0000 - A couple of years ago I read an essay entitled The ‘Busy’ Trap written by a fellow named Tim Krieder. Although I hadn’t thought about the essay much since then, it came flooding back to me in a sudden torrent last week, as I watched the moon of Elul wane. Here’s the essay’s opening paragraph: […]
There’s Enough Room in the Heart. by Yosef Kanefsky
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:30:48 +0000 - I know it’s an absurd question.  So I’ll only entertain it for a moment. The eighth verse of Eicha (Lamentations) simply and plainly states that the Jews of Judea were themselves responsible for the Destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile from the land.  “Jerusalem sinned grievously, and therefore became an abandoned outcast”. This assertion is […]
IRF Supplement for Tisha B’Av 5774/2014
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:15:13 +0000 - IRF Supplement for Tisha b’Av 5774/2014 Guide to the observance of the fast with reflections on the day’s meaning from our friends at the IRF

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

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