Religion

God as Our Partner

God as Our Partner

Our Father, Our King, Avinu Malkeinu. When I was a student at Bar Ilan University in Israel, I attended a lecture titled, “Is portraying God as King helpful today?” The professor answered in the negative, asking how many kings actually still rule today. He then went...

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Beth El Offers ‘Pathways to Teshuvah’ Series for High Holiday Season

Beth El Offers ‘Pathways to Teshuvah’ Series for High Holiday Season

There’s no denying that this year’s High Holiday season will look vastly different from past years. But different isn’t necessarily a negative, says Rabbi Steven Schwartz of Pikesville’s Beth El Congregation. “It’s interesting, as we have gone into this online world,...

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Rabbi Dana Saroken Explores Spiritual Growth during the Pandemic on ‘The Upside’

Rabbi Dana Saroken Explores Spiritual Growth during the Pandemic on ‘The Upside’

In anticipation of this High Holiday season, Beth El Congregation’s Rabbi Dana Saroken recommends that people make three lists for themselves to guarantee personal and spiritual growth. “Right now, people are anxious and scared to simply walk outside their door or go...

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