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Toward Shabbat: Our Story

01/07/2022 10:24:41 AM


January 7th, 2022
5 Shevat 5782 
The significance of yesterday, January 6th, loomed throughout my day. It, of course, was not as impactful, destructiRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Promise Keeping

12/31/2021 08:36:09 AM


December 31st, 2021
27 Tevet 5782 
God approached Moshe at the beginning of this week’s parsha, declaring God’s intention to bring the IsraeliteRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Searching

12/24/2021 09:04:40 AM


December 24th, 2021
20 Tevet 5782
Last week, the New York Times included an insert, admittedly an ad from Google, that forced its readers to think abRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Heroes

12/17/2021 10:24:09 AM


December 17th, 2021
13 Tevet 5782
I’m always moved, as we near the end of the book of Bereshit (Genesis), at one particular piece of the narrative aRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Light Comes

12/10/2021 09:57:25 AM


December 10th, 2021
6 Tevet 5782
I’ve been following - somewhat anxiously - the weather reports about the impending storm. Will I hear the sirens? WRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Publicizing our Miracle

12/03/2021 10:14:25 AM


December 3rd, 2021
29 Kislev 5782

Pirsumei Nisa, the mitzvah of publicizing the miracle, has always been something I’ve felt as central to our obsRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Gratitude

11/26/2021 09:05:10 AM


November 26th, 2021
22 Kislev 5782

I don’t like turkey. I realize the Thanksgiving police might be after me, but we’ve never been a traditional Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Elevated

11/19/2021 12:15:39 PM


November 19th, 2021
15 Kislev 5782

This week is a big one for our ancestor Ya’akov for many reasons. He prepares to see his estranged brother Esav Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Service

11/12/2021 11:02:39 AM


November 12th, 2021
8 Kislev 5782

I am always moved by the articles and pictures, emerging each year on Veterans Day, highlighting those that have seRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Legacies

11/05/2021 10:03:55 AM


November 5th, 2021
1 Kislev 5782

Rivkah, our matriarch in this week’s parashah of Toldot, orchestrates a dramatic scene, using her favorite son YaaRead more...
Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782