Shalom chaverim! We’ve been building an online havurah (חבורה, fellowship) engaged in Torah Lishmah (תורה לשמה, study for it’s own sake.) Many informative resources are on this website, and our community discusses topics in our Facebook group, Coffeehouse Torah Talk..
As webmaster and discussion facilitator it seems like I should be open my worldview, and one of the common – although not only! – views that you’ll find in our website and discussion group. I’m Robert Kaiser a passionate advocate of Judaism, of Jewish continuity and community, and an advocate for science and rationalist philosophy. These ideas are what draw me to traditional Judaism without fundamentalism; an egalitarian Judaism based on a life of mitzvot, halakhah aggadah, and mussar,
Our community draws from the wisdom of classical rabbinic commentators, as well as modern modes of learning from non-Orthodox scholars. Think Conservative Judaism, the Havurah Movement, Open Orthodoxy, The Jewish Catalog, Masorti Judaism, Trad-Egal, and the return-towards-tradition wing of Reform.
People join in our discussions because they love Torah Lishmah, and have been looking for a place to learn or teach in a halakhic egalitarian Jewish milieu, without politics or fundamentalism.
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Some great Biblical artwork
Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments : verrykt met meer dan vierhonderd printverbeeldingen in koper gesneeden. Author: Martin, David, 1639-1721
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