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‘Tzelem Elohim’ on Tatooine

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Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “Etzion,” who, prompted by Simon Yisrael Feuerman’s musings on his minyan, observed, “Even the most established minyanim/shuls, with all of their ‘establishment types,’ have a cast of characters that would be at home at the Star Wars cantina. Yisrael reminds us to exert special effort to see their tzelem Elohim.”

Etzion gets Sherwin B. Nuland’s Maimonides, who I think would agree, and this video:

A Motley Minyan
Maimonides [Nextbook Press]

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yevka says:

ThorsProvoni says:

This article represents a sort of Jewish conceit that Jews embody some sort of vast diversity and therefore — I suppose — have developed superior international understanding. 

In fact not only do the vast majority of Jews since 1840 have their origins in historic Poland, but the Jews of historic Poland have even been exporting members of their community throughout the Jewish meta-population for a thousand years.Synagogue groups have been remarkably homogeneous for a long time and have often represented specific local origins even within the rather uniform Jewish population.If you want to observe remarkable diversity, visit your local mosque or your local Roman Catholic church.


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