Rabbis shave heads for a cause

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Prompted by the death of a colleague’s son, more than 50 rabbis shaved their heads Tuesday (April 1) to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Photo courtesy of Central Conference of American Rabbis Annual Convention

Prompted by the death of a colleague’s son, more than 50 rabbis shaved their heads Tuesday (April 1) to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Photo courtesy of Central Conference of American Rabbis Annual Convention

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(RNS) Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, who has chronicled her son’s illness and her family’s struggle after his death, said the event, in which 54 rabbis shaved their heads, resonates deeply with Jewish values.

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  • Fran

    Graciously and thankfully, Yahweh’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) will soon put an end to all human sickness and disease through the rule of his son, Yeshua, with grand blessings to people of all nations (Isaiah 11:1-10), including an end to old age and death (Revelation 21:1-4) and even wickedness (Psalms 37:10,11).

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  • Larry

    You can be happy for the rabbis for performing a mitzvah (a good act) in the spirit of charity cultivated by Judaism (tzedakah] without bringing Yeshua into it thank you.

    Christians like to take credit for EVERYTHING. 🙂

  • Fran

    What Yahweh and Yeshua have promised mankind according to God’s word, the Bible, will take place, whether we believe it or not. All credit and praise will rightfully go to them. “So my word that goes out of my mouth will go out. It will not return to me without results. But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, and it will have sure success in what I send it to do.” (Isaiah 55:11)

  • Larry

    If a group of priests donate to charity, would you think its polite to talk about Mohammed and how Christianity follows in the path he created?

    Of course not. Its disrespectful to the religion of the priests. By bringing in Jesus (Yeshua) into a discussion of Rabbis, you undermine and devalue the inherently Jewish nature of their charity. Its rude.

    Show a little respect and courtesy for the faith of the clergy who are the subject of this article. They act in accordance with their own faith, not necessarily yours. You don’t have to make your religious beliefs the center of attention.