What if Moses could have posted the Exodus on Facebook Live?

By Betsy Frank

Spring is on the way and it’s time to let our minds wander a bit.

Mine was wandering today and all of a sudden I thought, what if our ancestors had used Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram to communicate the events that led to Purim and Passover, the holidays we celebrate during the month of March?

Perhaps Vashti would have tweeted #MeToo. Esther might have posted pictures of the banquets on lnstagram, and, certainly Haman’s hanging would have reached Facebook Live.

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URJ Biennial delivers entertainment, energy and promise of new Temple programming

By Betsy Frank

Dick and I just returned from the Union of Reform Judaism Biennial in Boston. This is the first time we had ever attended. What an experience it was!

The sessions were very informative, from Hebrew Union College Dean and Rabbi Jonathan Cohen’s text study on family life to a live taping of On Being with Krista Tippett.

The energetic and spiritual Shabbat services were like nothing I had ever attended.

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Joseph’s coat of many colors may inspire others to donate coats this winter season

By Betsy Frank

In just a week or so, we will be reading about Joseph and his coat of many colors. We all know the story: Joseph receives a coat with many colors and his brothers are most jealous and throw Joseph in a pit.

Whenever I read or hear this story, I think of Donny Osmond, who played Joseph in the musical, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Such a beautiful coat caused so much trouble!

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