When Religion Gets In The Way Of Sports

Stephen Richer When Religion Gets In The Way Of Sports 3/4/2010 Considering how many Jews are competing in the upper-echelons of athletics, it’s no surprise that an occasional conflict should arise between a playoff game and a Jewish holiday.  When this happens, what is the athletic Jew to do? Having grown up in a household […]

GTJ Newsletter 1

Welcome to Gather The Jews (GTJ), Thank you for being a proud and active member of the Washington, D.C. Jewish community! This letter highlights some of the week’s upcoming events and ways you can be a part of the GTJ community. For a full list of events, please see the calendar on our home page […]

Ki Tisa – False Idols and False Prophets

Stephen Richer False Idols and False Prophets Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 3/02/2010 This week’s Torah portion tells one of the best known Biblical stories: the rise and fall of the golden calf. The story begins with the prolonged stay of Moses on Mount Sinai.  Fearing abandonment, the Jewish people turn to Aaron. “Come […]

Going Before The King

“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I […]