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It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it either -- Pirke Avot (Sayings of the Fathers)

How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I certainly don't imagine God as a man - or as a woman, for that matter. I like to think of God as an over-arching presence. Not someone who is interested in the day-to-day details of my life, but someone (or something) that is involved in the overall. 4 people liked this

My Beliefs

The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that all Jews are rich; that all Jews are men who wear black hats and have big bushy beards; that Jews wish they weren't Jewish so they could celebrate Christmas. 2 people liked this
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Judaism is a very practical religion. It has lots of rules for daily living: eating, relationships between people, business relationships, etc. Not everyone who is Jewish lives by all (or even some of) the rules of Judaism, but they are interesting to learn about, and are very practical. 2 people liked this

My Faith History

If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Becoming a parent made me think hard about how I was going to transmit Judaism to my son in a positive way. He started at a Jewish daycare/preschool that was wonderful, and which integrated Judaism and secular/American life beautifully. This led me to send him to a Jewish day school to continue this positive Jewish experience. I never thought I'd send my child to private school, but I realized that going to public school and to an after-school Hebrew School wouldn't be as positive an experience. I think he has grown up with a very positive sense of himself as a Jew, and I hope this lasts throughout his life. 1 person liked this

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I think about being Jewish every day. It's something that you ARE, not necessarily something that you DO. However, there are weekly (Saturday) services at our synagogue that we attempt to go to. 2 people liked this
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Published October 11, 2010

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