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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 9:20am -- Rabbi

The haftarah this week is the same as that for Shabbat Hanukah:  the prophecy of Zechariah about that symbol of God's light, the menorah.  It is no coincidenc

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Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:44pm -- Rabbi

 This week we have witnessed so many of the conflicting and complex emotions that swirl around Israel.  The fear of Israelis who live on the border wit

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Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:41am -- Rabbi

 We often note that the Jewish path relies heavily on community.  So many of the mitzvot are impossible to do alone.  If we really want to help the poo

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Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:17am -- Rabbi

 Jerusalem on my trip with Interfaith Partners for Peace with Rabbi Gordon.  This picture shows me with my partners on thi

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Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:04pm -- Rabbi

Passover is the holiday of spring and renewal, both here and in the land of Israel.  While in recent weeks we have seen much news of turmoil in the Israeli go

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Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:32pm -- Rabbi

Two strand weave through Jewish traditions about holiness.  In one strand, holiness is primarily about space:  the Mishkan, the Temple, and the synagog

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:33am -- Rabbi

This is Shabbat Zachor, the "Shabbat of Memory," on which we remember Amalek, the ancestor of the wicked Haman, villain of the Purim story - which we wi

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Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:05am -- Rabbi

What if the opposite happened, not just in the Purim story, but also in our lives?  What if the state of the world brought us

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Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:55am -- Rabbi

On Wednesday night we will enter the month of Adar, the month of the holiday of Purim.  On Purim we will read the crazy, upside-down story of Queen Esther, whe

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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:46pm -- Rabbi

On Monday we will celebrate Dr.

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