Author page: Rabbi Michael Klayman

Report on Anti Semitism

Report on Anti Semitism

Hello Friends,   Yesterday in Washington DC, I joined a small group of Long Island colleagues and distinguished Jews (including the President of Long Island University) to participate in a conference on combating anti-Semitism. The one day conference was initiated and coordinated by Congressman Steve Israel.   First, a little...

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New Siddur

New Siddur

Dear Friends,   This past year, the Conservative Movement published a remarkable new Siddur, called Lev Shalem. This Siddur follows the highly acclaimed Lev Shalem Mahzor; published just a few years ago. The Mahzor ‘s creative commentary, translations and alternative prayer selections have enriched Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer...

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Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall

Rabbi Klayman’s Note: In the past I have shared with you the challenges faced by Women of the Wall; and other Jewish women who have defiantly conducted a monthly prayer service at the Western Wall. The fact that they pray with tallitot and tefillin motivates Orthodox extremists to carry out acts of violence against them.

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Jews in the News: May 7, 2018

Current Events Updates: On the first Monday of every month, I lead a discussion in the North Shore Towers restaurant.  The central topic is Jews in the News.  As many of the issues deserve great consideration, I wanted to present the issues we discussed on Monday, May 7.  The following is an abridged version of

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