Monday, February 28, 2011

Glen Beck and Reform Judaism

Glen Beck made an ill formed analogy between Reform Judaism and radical Islam. Seriously. His point was that just like radical Islam is a political sense and not a faith (assuming that to be true) Reform Judaism is political and not about faith. This is in concert with his belief, it seems, that legitimate religion should have a narrow focus on faith alone.

Well, there's lots to say but Rabbi Gurevitz did a pretty good job already so I'll post her link.

And Mr. Beck did apologise, sort of. He acknowledged that the analogy was poor but said that he's on the air so much that he can't possibly be held responsible for everything. He didn't apologize for slurring Reform Judaism or the idea that working to better the world is our expression of faithfulness to God's call to us.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Purim Gala and Carnival are coming

Here's the poster for our SUPER megillah reading.

And check out the Gala promotion video below.