-When an interfaith center building is owned in part by a Messianic Jewish organization, should a rabbi agree to officiate at a Bar Mitzvah held there? (Washington Jewish Week)
-Jeffrey K. Salkin argues that strengthening the Jewish people and the Jewish future requires greater synagogue affiliation. But that â€œwill mean re-imagining what Jews should â€œgetâ€? from synagogue membershipâ€¦It will mean paying attention to what Christians â€“ yes, even evangelical, fundamentalist Christians â€“ are doing to re-vitalize their churches. Some synagogues will need to re-invent themselves and do a â€œproduct re-launch.â€?â€? (The Jewish Week)
-When the 19-year-old dying from leukemia asked the 23-year old rabbinical student â€œRabbi, where is the justice in what is happening to me?,â€? the student found the right reply, and it set him on his path.
-After 46 years, a synagogue maintenance man — and advisor to shul schoolkids — retires. (J.)
-A biography has appeared on Joachim Prinz, a â€œRebellious Rabbiâ€? both in the US and in Weimar and Nazi Germany.