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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Join the Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellijay Georgia this Sunday for a celebration of Purim. The service will begin at 10:30 AM EST.

Purim, like Hanukkah, is a minor holiday in the Jewish source of our UU tradition, but one of the most fascinating and even joyous- with the sharing of hat-shape cookies, and permission (in fact, commandment) to revel and act out an ancient play, noisemakers and all. Purim is an unusual holiday in many respects. First, Esther is the only biblical book in which God is not mentioned. Second, Purim, like Hanukkah, has been elevated to a major holiday as a result of the Jewish historical experience. Over the centuries, Haman has come to symbolize every anti-Semite in every land where Jews were oppressed. The significance of Purim lies not so much in how it began but in what it has become: a thankful and joyous affirmation of Jewish survival.

Purim also offers a chance, on the cusp of women's history month, to showcase strong biblical women and those who came after.

The sermon is entitled "Hamantschen and Heroines" (Purim) The Rev. Marti Keller is a self-described Jewnitarian. She co-edited "Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism", is past president and present board member of the Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness, and a past member of the executive committee of the Society for Humanist Judaism. You can read more about Rev. Keller at https://revmartikeller.com/about/

Service Options: Join via Zoom | Dial in (646) 558-8656

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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"Happy are those who find wisdom,
and those who get understanding,
for her income, is better than silver,
and her revenue, better than gold.
She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her."
Proverbs 3:13-15
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Happy February! Your Board is working on a Shabbat service for Pesach, which of course will be fabulous. Please stay tuned for details. If you are looking for an inclusive liberal Haggadah, please check our website, https://uuja.org/?page_id=28. There are many excellent Haggadot there.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
From the UUA's Side With Love program: Later tonight (Thursday, Jan 21, 2021), at 7pm ET/ 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT, a conversation with Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, Ph.D., on faith in the public sphere. Rev. Mikva has a new book with Beacon Press, Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and is the Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies, Senior Faculty Fellow, InterReligious Institute. Join on Zoom or watch anytime on Facebook.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Happy New Year
Text "We take upon ourselves and into ourselves these promises:
To care for the earth and those who live upon it.
To pursue justice and peace
To love kindness and compassion"
Marcia Faulk ( Jewish poet, liturgist, painter, scholar and translator who has written several books of poetry and prayer.)
h/t Society for Humanistic Judaism
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
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