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  • Writer's pictureD'Vorah Meijer

Taking a moment for reflection

A Jewish rabbi Teacher of Torah* in Judaism Law*

Is a spiritual leader and religious teacher within Judaism.

Their role encompasses various responsibilities, including leading services, conducting life cycle events, counseling, and serving as a role model for the community.

May we take a moment to reflect on the importance of serving and counseling each other within our faith? As members of ONE family and ONE faith, it is crucial that we make time for those who are seeking guidance and support.

We must acknowledge that some individuals may have discovered their roots later in life and may not have access to a local Synagogue.

It is not uncommon for them to rely on online resources and reach out to "online Rabbis," for advice.

I heard more then once, of those when seeking for counseling, advice, a listening ear, they never heard back. One said: "Some seem to be more busy with doing business and money, then helping someone, who needs someone who has a listening ear. They can help someone, to find the right person to talk to, who knows how to keep it completely confidential."

Let us strive to be more available and accommodating to those who seek our guidance, - even if you are not a Rabbi, - and make sure that no one feels left out or forgotten.

Together, we can create a more welcoming and supportive community for all.

The Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Yiddish: מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן; Modern Hebrew: מנחם מנדל שניאורסון; April 5, 1902 OS – June 12, 1994; AM 11 Nissan 5662 – 3 Tammuz 5754), known to adherents of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or simply the Rebbe, said loosely translated "EVERY JEW HAS FAITH. BUT SOME NEED TO BE AWAKEN.

Denominational Differences:

Different Jewish denominations have varying requirements for rabbinic ordination. For instance: Orthodox Judaism: Generally accepts only male rabbis.

Non-Orthodox Movements: Conservative Judaism: Ordains women rabbis for halakhic reasons.

Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism: Ordains women rabbis for ethical reasons.



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