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Cinema Tikvah Presents

James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” January 27 @ 6:30 pm Join us for Havdalah followed by the film and discussion. James Baldwin, one of the luminaries of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, was an out bisexual Black man, speaker, writer, and movement organizer. “I Am Not Your Negro” shows how much of his gentle challenge remains unmet by good... Read more →

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“What Do Jews Do?”  When #MeToo comes to Shul

One day in a small town a long way from here, a long time ago, the Rabbi was heard humming a lovely melody that surprised her students. “Rabbi!” they said, “that’s a tune we’ve heard coming from the church!” The Rabbi smiled and said, “it’s perfectly all right. You see, a melody is like flowing water. It carries nothing, and belongs to no one.” “If the creator of a Jewish tune is known to be an unethical person, the melody should not be used.” – Rabbi Menashe Klein “The songs may be sung if they were created before the ethical... Read more →

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