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Glenn Beck's Surprising Defense For Gay Marriage

Glenn Beck's Surprising Defense For Gay Marriage | Synagogues | Scoop.it
Glenn Beck has reiterated his surprisingly lenient stance on same-sex marriage in a new interview.

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Resetting the Rabbinate - Hayim Herring

Resetting the Rabbinate - Hayim Herring | Synagogues | Scoop.it
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I'd love to hear your comments on my recent blog post. Thanks!

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The Ten Commandments - A Song for Shavuot

http://www.g-dcast.com/shavuot Download the Curriculum: http://www.g-dcast.com/shavuot-lesson-guide Join Naomi Less for a rockin trip through the Ten Command...
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Looking for a new way to teach the Ten Commandments?

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Pasadena Church Criticized for Hosting Muslim Convention

Pasadena Church Criticized for Hosting Muslim Convention | Synagogues | Scoop.it
An Episcopal rector says he has come under fire before, but never so much as when he told the Muslim Public Affairs Council it could hold its annual convention at his church.
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An Islamist Egypt inevitable? Not so fast

An Islamist Egypt inevitable? Not so fast | Synagogues | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Adelman, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Jonathan Adelman is a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  The views expressed are his own.
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A reminder to view each country on its own terms.

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Study: 1 in 6 U.S. Jews seeking Jewish expression outside of synagogue | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Study: 1 in 6 U.S. Jews seeking Jewish expression outside of synagogue | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Synagogues | Scoop.it

Some 1 million American Jews -- or one in 6 -- are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life, according to a new study.  ANOTHER OLD NEWS STORY. WE'VE KNOWN ABOUT THESE FINDINGS FOR 15-20 YEARS. MORE WASTED TIME AND MONEY ON RESEARCH

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Many Claim Membership But Few Pay Shul Dues

Many Claim Membership But Few Pay Shul Dues | Synagogues | Scoop.it
Far more people consider themselves members of synagogues than actually pay dues. A survey suggests people may have believe they are part of congregations, without actually belonging.
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In the Boy Scouts’ Gay Debate, Religion Beyond the Right

In the Boy Scouts’ Gay Debate, Religion Beyond the Right | Synagogues | Scoop.it
As a closer look at the Boy Scouts’ debate shows, God doesn’t wear tidy political labels.
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Analysis of the issue is on point and so is the broader issue of how narrowly some people define "religious."

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Time for Jews to lose the dues? - The Jewish Standard

Time for Jews to lose the dues? - The Jewish Standard | Synagogues | Scoop.it
How well is your synagogue’s business model holding up? That’s the unexpected question being addressed by a series of programs from the Synagogue Leadership Initiative this year.
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A shout out to Synagogue Leadership Initiative for systematically exploring the issue. HH

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James Schreier's comment, January 20, 2013 10:43 AM
And for each of the interesting ideas discussed in this article, there are potential positive and negative implications -- and likely some "unintended consequences" if not explored carefully.
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N.J. shul claims new menorah-lighting Guinness record | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

N.J. shul claims new menorah-lighting Guinness record | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Synagogues | Scoop.it
A New Jersey synagogue said that it set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 834 menorahs on 90 tables in an airport hangar.
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Glenn Beck's Surprising Defense For Gay Marriage

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Glenn Beck has reiterated his surprisingly lenient stance on same-sex marriage in a new interview.

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Hayim Herring | Herring Consulting Network Hayim Herring | Herring Consulting Network » Future-oriented solutions for non-profit leaders and organizations

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You've heard of the sandwich generation? Opportunity for congregations: help the Hoagie Generation!

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