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Miriam Demoted, Aaron Promoted: Inspiring How Times Can Actually Change

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

This week while trying to create a few more feet of space in my study, my ever-so-helpful Hubbatzin Barry and I discovered that In 1969 I gave a session as a USYer at a National Conference titled "Did God, Moses or Aaron Hit Miriam with a Stained Glass Ceiling?" That theme continues as major in my life, as in another both we note it re-appears in my journal in regard to a battle with Dr. Bardein over his exclusion of women from leading services at was then titled the Bardein Institute.

Video of Psalm 150 the Way I Have Yearned to Hear

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

The video below is a delightful discovery. Rabbi Rosalind Glazer has recorded Rabbi Goldie Milgram's interpretive lyrics for Psalm 150 melody by Leonard Cohen. Rabbi Glazer's voice is exquisite! Lyrics appear below the video.                                               

Teaching in Song for Passover 2012

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

Many seder supplements are single issue pieces. At our seder, we hope to connect participants to the key issues of our times in brief, yet meaningful ways. Our seder outline and songsheet is downloadable for free. If you've been following these postings, here's the one song you haven't seen yet, a song that communicates a mystical meaning of the afikomen.


Can a Child Be Wicked?

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

The seder liturgy of the Four Sons has always disturbed me for reasons more than gender bias, also because of the dismissive labeling and assumptions about children. So, we teamed up to create this new version which recasts the sons through a contemporary understanding of children's behavior. The piece is titled Four Special Children. Blessings for a sweet and meaningful Passover!

Enhancing the Sounds of Seder: A Song for Maror

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

New SOUNDS OF SEDER (to the tune of Sounds of Silence) to sing during Maror, addressing some of our current social/political concerns with heart, strength, and a shtikele humor, by Rabbi Goldie Milgram.

Rabbi Milgram Brings Program to Ocala

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

by, Judi Siegal, President, Cong. Beth Israel of Ocala

Peninnah Schram Video from Mitzvah Stories Manhattan Opening

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

Advance registration maxxed-out for the Reclaiming Judaism Press Manhattan book release of Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning.

Amsterdam: What Do You Know about Love?

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

The setting is Sheila Gogol's Amsterdam salon. I always feel so fortunate to teach here, knowing the loving curiosity and wisdom those present will contribute. We begin with the Tikkunei Zohar approach - a soul needs two wings to fly. In Europe, one wing - yira, is readily accessible - respect for the awe/fearsome nature of the Godfield. To fly, in the balanced way to which Jewish tradition would have us aspire, we need the other wing - ahava, love.