In a religious studies course I took eight or nine years ago, the professor mentioned a Jewish congregation in NYC whose services looked almost identical to high-church Anglican services, just with the liturgies changed out. Now that I live in the New York City area (and am dating someone who is Episcopalian-Jewish), I'm quite interested in checking this out, but nothing I can think to search for on Google is turning up the right results. Any MeFi-ites have any idea which congregation this might be?
posted by naturalog
on Nov 1, 2013 -
Planning a DIY, slightly punk rock, progressive, feminist drunken young peoples' Passover Seder, looking for advice on haggadahs, leading for what will probably be a largely goyim crowd, and a million other weird little jewtastic details. [more inside]
posted by Betty_effn_White
on Mar 15, 2012 -
How welcoming would Hasidic Jews be to non-Hasidic Jews, both as guests in a home and as guests at a shul? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jun 19, 2009 -
The archivist of an exterminated Jewish community has asked me to make a tribute website (the modern equivalent
of a Yizkor Book
. I want to be evocative and moving and
a useful reference for other people tracing their genealogy. The problem is that I have no idea how to create a modern website; or write the sort of material I want; or make it pretty. What sort of help should I look for, and where can I find it, and how much will it cost me?
posted by Joe in Australia
on Jan 12, 2009 -
Any recommendations for a movie to show my Jewish youth group (grades 8-12), when we meet on Talk Like a Pirate Day? Bonus points if it's either a) Depp-free, and/or b) tangentially related to the themes of the high holidays. I love my job.
posted by ericbop
on Aug 19, 2008 -
What's your best haroset recipe? Happy Pesach!
posted by pinto
on Apr 17, 2008 -
There are about the same number of Mormons in the US as there are Jews. The founding of the Mormon religion happened relatively close to when large Jewish migration to the US began. Both Mormons and Jews had to deal with persecution. There are countless novels about the Jewish-American experience. Where's the great Mormon novel?
posted by ShooBoo
on Feb 7, 2008 -
I saw on the news tonight that there was a sect of radical orthodox Jews (some type of haredim? chasids?) attending the Holocaust denial conference in Tehran, Iran. I know some ultra-orthodox groups deny the legitimacy of Israel based on Scriptural reasons, are these the same guys? Who are they and what is their reasoning for denying the Holocaust? [more inside]
posted by Falconetti
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Two Hasidim just came into my office, looking for Jews to pray with. What's going on? [Question contains lots of Jewish terminology.] [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt
on May 5, 2006 -
Identify-a-novel-filter. My girlfriend remembers reading a novel about ten years ago recounting the experiences of a Jewish family before, during and after World War 2. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Dec 19, 2005 -
God is pretty clear that the Jews are his chosen people, how do Christians reconcile this with the basic tenet of the faith, namely the acceptance of Christ?
posted by Keith Talent
on Feb 22, 2005 -
How do other Jewish members here - whatever their affiliation, if any - deal with Christmas? [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 20, 2004 -
So, it's Pesach, and time for me and other jews to engage in a culinary tango dictated by what can often seem like an ever shifting sheaf of talmudic law. I've recently started playing around with almond flour
- specifically a wonderful lemon pound cake
(I use sugar - I'm a natural man!), and was pondering making it this week. But then it occurred to me - is using almond flour in this way - or almond flour at all - kosher for Pesach? And does anyone know of a good one-stop list of the rules and, to my mind more importantly, the reasons behind each?
posted by jearbear
on Apr 5, 2004 -
What is the type of traditional jewish music that uses clarinet-like instruments (and sometimes, violins, i think) called? An example of this music is heard in the "Snatch" soundtrack at the beginning of the movie, and this type of music is also often played in TV shows that focus on NY's Jewish quarter (Queens?) for their storylines.
posted by elphTeq
on Jan 7, 2004 -