FAITH Archive

Traditional and Modern Attitudes in Judaism

By Gideon Modern religious attitudes are reflected more in the Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism. In Reform Judaism the movement is concerned with up keeping with modernity. Things evolved and changed in this movement …

My Fiddler on the Roof

By Gideon Few years ago, Mike, a friend at work mentioned that he was going to see Fiddler on the Roof that weekend. I told him that I wished that I had known about it …

L’chaim, ‘To life’: Judaism and wine

By Gideon The Jewish relationship to wine is rooted in religious practice.The most characteristic toast of the Jews is L’chaim, ‘To life’. It meant, “May you be consigned to life”. Since Biblical times, the use of …

Why Be Jewish?

The following is an excerpt from the book Futurizing the Jews: Alternative Futures for Meaningful Jewish Existence in the 21st Century by Tsvi Bisk and Moshe Dror A growing number of non-orthodox Israelis and Diaspora Jews have …

About a Synagogue

The first Jews (merchants) arrived in Palm Beach county in 1900, four years after the railroad tracks extended to Miami. At that time, Jews were discriminated against in Palm Beach. Henry Flagler, the area developer, …