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People react after an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Amichai’s Response to Jerusalem Pride Stabbing

This past Saturday night Jews worldwide marked Tisha B’av, the saddest night of the Jewish year, recalling the historical destruction of Jerusalem, and other events of mass exile and loss throughout the ages. Sinat Hinam – needless hatred – is what our sages blamed for Jerusalem’s demise. This evening in Jerusalem, needless hatred is back. Six were…

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Welcome to Open Heart: Lab/Shul High Holy Days 5776/2015

I’m honored and excited to invite you to join Lab/Shul on our third journey into a new year. We’ll be at a brand new location with a brand new, even more everybody-friendly way to participate in these holy days…and all year round. Welcome to Open Heart: High Holy Days 5776/2015. We are celebrating this year uptown at The New York…

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Fasting Forward: Why I’m Looking forward to this year’s Tisha B’av

Fasting Forward: Why I’m Looking forward to this year’s Tisha B’av Amichai Lau-Lavie July 24, 2015 (it’s 4am in LA, not sure if i’m on Jerusalem time, or NY or here, or all at once: TLV to LAX through JFK in 20 hours, I’m in the west and my heart still in the east, body…

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Farewell Brave Friend: Theo Bikel’s Last Concert

‘If I had the strength and vigor I’d find the words and call them. With a voice big and bigger Sholem, Sholem, Sholem: peace, peace, peace.’ These were the last words of song I heard from my friend and mentor Theo Bikel – performed live in NYC on June 18 2015, just over a month…

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On the River, Towards Healing

Lamentations on the Lawn Lab/Shul style Eicha – full chanting and translation of chapter 1 and 5 of Jeremiah’s Lamentations + original nigguns and teachings on chapters 2-4. “Every soul needs to express itself. Every heart needs to crack itself open.” –Rabbi Alan Lew   Just before NINE, join Amichai, Naomi, and the Lab/Shul team directly behind…