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Toward Shabbat: Through the Gates to Freedom

04/19/2019 09:31:13 AM

Apr19

April 19th, 2019
14 Nissan, 5779
Vayikra 23:15-16
And from the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering—the day after the sabbathRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Spiritual Counting

04/12/2019 09:38:49 AM

Apr12

April 12th, 2019
7 Nissan, 5779
When I lived in New York, I biked all around the city. I counted blocks as I biked, knowing how many blocks I had passRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Connected Beyond Comprehension

04/05/2019 10:55:45 AM

Apr5

April 5, 2019
29 Adar II, 5779
A year ago, almost exactly to the date, we began the process of acquiring new siddurim for our synagogue. It was an excRead more...

Toward Shabbat: In Our Own Hands

03/22/2019 09:52:14 AM

Mar22

March 22, 2019
15 Adar II, 5779
I often end up in conversations with folks wanting to understand more about Judaism. This makes for interesting checkoRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Solidarity

03/15/2019 10:37:47 AM

Mar15

March 15, 2019
8 Adar II, 5779
Dear Friends,
 
The pain of Pittsburgh is still raw, and I feel it often while sitting in meetings about safety in ourRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Fractured Truth

03/08/2019 10:53:46 AM

Mar8

March 8, 2019
1 Adar II, 5779
I care deeply about the future of Israel, her policies, and the role she plays in the international arena. And because oRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Collective Good

03/01/2019 10:26:43 AM

Mar1

March 1, 2019
24 Adar I, 5779
In my weekly Lunch and Learn class, we’ve taken a deep dive into the book of Esther as we approach Purim. This coming Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Bearing the Load

02/22/2019 01:55:42 PM

Feb22

February 22nd, 2019
17 Adar I, 5779
I’ve always felt that one of the scenes depicted in this week’s Torah reading, Ki Tissa, is one of the most hRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Entree to Love

02/15/2019 09:44:17 AM

Feb15

February 15th, 2019
10 Adar I, 5779
One of the most challenging aspects of Jewish theology can be the notion of commandedness. Tetzaveh, the name of oRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Doubled Strength

02/08/2019 12:48:11 PM

Feb8

February 8th, 2019
3 Adar I, 5779
This past week, we welcomed in the month of Adar, the month leading up to Purim. And this year, because we are in a Read more...
Mon, April 22 2019 17 Nisan 5779