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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Rabbi Klayman’s Passover Message 2018

Watch Rabbi Klayman’s Passover Message this year on PATV – Long Island. Hello Everyone, Above is my annual Passover message for local television. In the message, I addressed the subject of our students leading the fight for meaningful gun control legislation. Although the issue should be apolitical, there will certainly be...

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On Israel’s 70th Birthday

On Israel’s 70th Birthday

On Israel’s Seventieth Birthday by Rabbi Michael Klayman As many of you know (and lament), Israelis continue to be battered throughout the world. Anti-Israel fervor persists on college campuses. Nations devise new and creative ways to alienate Israel – nations like Poland, which attempts to legislate Polish compliance with the Nazis out...

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Jews in the News: May 7, 2018

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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Rabbinical Assembly Statement Condemning Family Separation Policy

Rabbinical Assembly Statement Condemning Family Separation Policy

  The following statement was endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly: On behalf of the 27 undersigned national Jewish organizations and institutions, we write to express our strong opposition to the recently expanded “zero-tolerance” policy that includes separating children from their migrant parents when they cross the border. This...

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Action Request: Sign Petition for Yosef Kibita!

Action Request: Sign Petition for Yosef Kibita!

Action Request from Rabbi Michael Klayman: Please sign the petition linked below to join Jews worldwide in a mass support effort for Yosef Kibita and the Abayudaya community of Uganda, who were converted to Judaism by Conservative rabbis. The Israeli rabbinate, in its ignorance and intolerance, has declared those conversions to be...

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Rabbi Klayman on Interfaith Mission to Israel

Rabbi Klayman on Interfaith Mission to Israel

Rabbi Klayman on Interfaith Mission to Israel This month, Rabbi Michael Klayman participated in an Interfaith Mission to Israel organized by the New York Board of Rabbis and the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He joined other rabbis along with church members from the church of Mariano and Pastor Clara Rivera. The trip was an

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