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24 Nisan 5774
Parashat Kedoshim
9th day of the Omer
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Kaplan Quote of the Week

Weekly Quote from Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, z"l (1881-1983)
Judaism thus assigned to God an entirely different function from that which any other of the ancient peoples assigned to their deities. While the deities of the nations served to furnish the sanction to the moral and spiritual laws, they never were regarded as the sole organizing principles or factors of social groups... This new function which was assigned to the God of Israel was at the root of the strongly felt yet vaguely grasped truth that the God of Israel was unique. It was not his oneness that our fathers were first impressed by, but his uniqueness.

From Communings of the Spirit, Vol. I, page 60, Monday, March 10, 1913; used with permission.

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Keddem Congregation is a community-led, Reconstructionist Jewish congregation, passionately committed to infusing tradition with new meaning. Keddem is based in Palo Alto, California, on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Worship, study, community and governance at Keddem are based on the following values: Keddem Congregation is inclusive, egalitarian, participatory, inquiring, innovative, and compassionate.

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Kehillah Jewish High School
3900 Fabian Way
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Phone: (650) 494-6400

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P.O. Box 50758
Palo Alto, California 94303

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  Keddem is located in Palo Alto, California, the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're but 30 miles from San Francisco and 17 miles from San José, in the "mid-peninsula" or "south peninsula" area.

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