Your Jewish Neighborhood
A podcast from Temple Isaiah, a Reform synagogue in Lafayette, California
This week's links:

A Conversation with Arthur A. Levine
Reviews of "All the Lights in the Night"
Amazon.com listing for "All the Lights in the Night
All Arthur E. Levine books from Amazon.com
Direct download: yjn-164.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

This week's links:


Let's Schmooze about Davening
Jewish Liturgy from Judaism 101, including a section on bowing
Rite and Reason passage on standing on your toes for "Kadosh" (a Google book search result)
AskMoses.com answers a question about motions during "Oseh Shalom"
Direct download: yjn-163.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

This week's links:

Jewish Community Free Clinic
2002 J article on Jewish Community Free Clinic
MetroActive article on the clinic
KCBS coverage of the clinic
Direct download: yjn-162.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST

This week's links:


Official site of Women's Torah Commentary
Why a women's Torah commentary? from the Jerusalem Post
Review of Women's Torah Commentary from United Jewish Communities
Reform Voices of Torah, weekly online Torah commentary from URJ
Rabbinic literature from Wikipedia
Direct download: yjn-161.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23am EST

This week's links:

Progressive Judaism, Wikipedia listing
World Union for Progressive Judaism
Virtual Jewish History Tour of Latin America
Union of Jewish Congregations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Direct download: yjn-160.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Note: This is a repeat of episode #111, which features two musical selections for Yom Kippur.

This week's links:

 

Alexander Skwortsow
Phish
Free downloadable Skworstow recordings
Avinu Maleinu from HebrewSongs.com
MyJewishLearning.com on Avinu Malkeinu
Kol Nidre from JewishEncyclopedia.com
Kol Nidre from HebrewSongs.com
Cantor Leigh Korn discusses Kol Nidre in YJN episode #57 from about this time last year
Direct download: yjn-159.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

This week's links:


Prophet, Priest or Pastor: The Rabbi on the High Holy Days, 2004 article by Rabbi Barry H. Block
For Rabbis, the High Holy Days Demand Sermons That Soar, 1999 New York Times article
A Different Kind of Kosher Sermon, from New York's "The Jewish Week"
What will your rabbi be talking about?, 2007 article from the Jewish Journal
Do-it-yourself High Holy Days sermon, a MadLibs-like approach to sermons from the Jewish Journal
Direct download: yjn-158.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Talmud Talmud listing from Encyclopaedia Britannica Jewish Encyclopedia listing for Talmud Talmud, from Jewish Virtual Library
Direct download: yjn-157.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EST

This week's links:


Jewish Bedtime Prayers for Children from About.com
Spiritual and Practical: A New Approach to Teaching Prayer, from the blog "New Jewish Education"
My Jewish Learning: Early Childhood
Jewish Routines for Children, from MyJewishLearning.com
Direct download: yjn-156.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

A warm welcome to Rabbi Nicki Greninger, Temple Isaiah's new education director!

This week's links:


Making Shabbat More Fun for Young Children at Home and in Synagogue, a PDF checklist
Top Ten Ways to Make Shabbat a Fun Family Celebration, from About.com
Temple Isaiah's Kindergarten page
Direct download: yjn-155.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

This week's links:

Tattooing in Jewish Law, from MyJewishLearning.com
New York Times article on Jewish tattooing
Jews with Tattoos, from the Boston Globe
Ask the Rabbi: Jews and Tattoos
Alternative view: Is Getting a Tatto a Sin?

Direct download: yjn-154.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

This week's links:

Download Schiller's songs for yourself
Schiller's day job, copywriter
Why are blogs like country music?, an article by Schiller
Direct download: yjn-153.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

This week's links:

Birthright Israel
Birthright Israel listing in Wikipedia
Birthright Israel's YouTube channel
Let's Go Israel East Bay teen Israel trip
Direct download: yjn-152.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's Confirmation Class
Top 10 Jewish sites for teens, from About.com
RJ Teen, the portal to Reform Jewish teen life
JVibe, a magazine and online community for Jewish teens
Confirmation, from JewishEncyclopedia.com

Direct download: yjn-151.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

This week's links:


D'var Torah Do's and Don'ts from MyJewishLearning.com
Wikipedia listing on Torah Study
Torah commentary archives from the Union for Reform Judaism
Study Torah Online, a listing of online Torah study resources from About.com
Direct download: yjn-150.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

This week's links:


Jewish News Weekly poll on whether rabbis should mix sermons and politics
New York Times article on the challenge of writing High Holy Days sermons
Jewish Exponent article on mixing politics and the pulpit
A Place for Politics in the Pulpit, a Belief.net article by author David Klinghoffer.
Direct download: yjn-149.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

This week's links:

The Bachelor and the Bean" at Amazon.com
Reviews of "The Bachelor and the Bean"
About Shelley Fowles
Other books by Shelley Fowles
Direct download: yjn-148.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

This week's links:

National Religious Coalition Against Torture
Banners Across America
Rabbis for Human Rights - North America
Rabbis for Human Rights on Banner Project
Direct download: yjn-147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

Rabbi Graetz offers some guidance on staying connected to your Judaism during the busy summer months.

This week's links:


Jewish summer camps
How Jewish is Summer Camp? from the New Jersey Jewish Standard URJ Adult Summer Retreat
Summer Reading with a Jewish Slant, from Jewish Women International
Hot Vacation Spots for Jewish Travelers
Direct download: yjn-146.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

This week's links:

Official site of Mishkan T'filah
URJ answers questions about Mishkan T'filah
Choosing a Siddur, from My Jewish Learning
Direct download: yjn-145.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

This week's links:

Special Needs Bar Mitzvah, special needs consultant's answer to a Hebrew teacher's question
YouTube video of a special needs Bar Mitzvah
When a Child Has Special Needs, from My Jewish Learning
Bar Mitzvah Special Needs Guide, from England's United Synagogue
Direct download: yjn-144.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

This week's links:

Second Life's First Jewish City
Virtual Judaism: Finding Second Life in Online Community
Judaism in Second Life
Second Life's virtual Judaism gains a new congregation
Direct download: yjn-143.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

This week's links:

The Josh Nelson Project website
The Josh Nelson Project on MySpace
MP3 downloads of The Josh Nelson Project
The Josh Nelson Project's "Lift" CD from CDUniverse
Direct download: yjn-142.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

This week's links:

United Jewish Communities on Twinning
Temple Isaiah's Steps for Tzedakah 2008
Synaguge twinning - sealed on a ketuba
Direct download: yjn-141.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for the seder plate
Virtual seder plate
How to prepare the seder plate, from About.com
Mahalo's Top Seven Seder Plate listings
Seder plate craft, from Crayola
Direct download: yjn-140.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

This week's links:
Wikipedia listing for matzah
What is matzah?, from JewishRecipes.com
MatzahOnline.com
Direct download: yjn-139.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

This week's links:


Birth and the First Month of Life, from Judaism 101
Jewish Birth and Naming Rituals, from Religion Facts
Welcome Your Baby: Jewish Traditions, from BeliefNet
Parshat Tazria, from Bar-Ilan University's Parashat Hashavua Study Center
Direct download: yjn-138.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

This week's link:

Temple Isaiah
Direct download: yjn-137.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

This week's links:


Purimspiel scripts
The Haman Show, an audio file showcasing "The Daily Show's" Rub Kutner introducing the now-traditional stand-up show in New York.
Purimspiels in About.com
Vashti Was Right, a sample Purimspiel
Wikipedia listing for Purim
Direct download: yjn-136.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for "rabbi"
Rabbis, from the Jewish Virtual Library
Central Conference of American Rabbis
What is a rabbi?
Rabbi Shanks' page on the Temple Isaiah website
Direct download: yjn-135.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

This week's links:
Medieval Sourcebook: Jewish Ethical Wills, 12th and 14th Century
How to Write an Ethical Will, from Parenthood.org
Giving More than Money: Ethical Wills Ga
Direct download: yjn-134.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

This week's links:

The New Jew: Blogging Jewish Philanthropy
JewishBlogging.com
A beginner's guide to Jewish blogging
Jewish Podcasts from Digital Podcasts
Jewish Webcasting
Schmooze.com, a Jewish Social Network
Ning.com, the do-it-yourself social network site
Direct download: yjn-133.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

This week's links:

30 Years website
Free 30 Years MP3 downloads

Direct download: yjn-132.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am EST

This week's links:


JVibe, described as a "Jewish teen online community"
United Jewish Communities
Yideoz, an online Jewish community for uploading and sharing videos
Weaving a Jewish Web
CommUNITY in Cyberspace, 1999 article from Washington Jewish Week
Jewish Path, Cyberspace Super Highway to Jewish Learning
Direct download: yjn-131.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

This week's links:


Gary Rosenthal's website
Hiddur Mitzvah Project
Article on Hiddur Mitzvah from BabagaNewz
Art as a Catalyst, Gary Rosenthal's other charitable projects
Direct download: yjn-130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

This week's links:

Article on Jewish Pirates from Jewish Journal
Ancient Jewish pirates
Wikipedia listing for Samuel Pallache
Wikipedia listing for Moses Cohen Henriques
Wikipedia listing for Jean Lafitte
Direct download: yjn-129.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am EST

This week's links:

Pearl Moscowitz's Last Stand on Amazon
Arthur A. Levine's website
A conversation with Arthur A. Levine
Tu B'Shevat, from Judaism 101
Tu B'Shevat, from My Jewish Learning

Direct download: yjn-128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

This week's links: Bimah entry from Wikipedia
Ner Tamid entry from the Jewish Virtual Library
Ark entry from Wikipedia
Torah scrolls entry from Judaism 101
Direct download: yjn-127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

This week's links:

Partners in Torah
Dallas Observer article about Partners in Torah
Birthright Israel
Direct download: yjn-126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EST