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Toward Shabbat: Contagious Joy

10/18/2019 09:37:11 AM

Oct18

October 18th, 2019
19 Tishrei, 5780

In the coming week, we transition from our Sukkot celebrations to Simchat Torah, recognizing and celebrating the Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Stay in that Space

10/11/2019 12:14:32 PM

Oct11

October 11th, 2019
12 Tishrei, 5780

This week, we read Parashat Ha’azinu, a poem that Moshe speaks to the people of Israel. We are rarely privy to Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Alone in the Collective

10/04/2019 09:06:11 AM

Oct4

October 4th, 2019
5 Tishrei, 5780

I’ve always felt the tension between the individual and the collective on Yom Kippur. Certainly, we can’t serioRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Not Done Yet

09/27/2019 10:28:42 AM

Sep27

September 27th, 2019
27 Elul, 5779

A rabbi was called to the bedside of an elderly congregant, the patriarch of a family she knew well. He told the Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Today's Shofar

09/20/2019 11:42:11 AM

Sep20

September 20th, 2019
20 Elul, 5779

In the past few weeks, I’ve brought Lavi to morning minyan with me a few times. And as we are in the season of rRead more...

Toward Shabbat: 18 Years

09/13/2019 10:03:44 AM

Sep13

September 13th, 2019
13 Elul, 5779

On Wednesday night, I came home from work and read through tribute after tribute that friends of mine posted onlinRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Returning with Faith

09/06/2019 10:04:42 AM

Sep6

September 6th, 2019
6 Elul, 5779

This past Sunday, we entered the month of Elul, making this week the first one in our buildup to Rosh Hashanah. And Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Blessings

05/31/2019 09:53:49 AM

May31

May 31st, 2019
26 Iyyar, 5779

This week’s parashah, Bechukotai, is a difficult one to read. It includes a long list of curses that will befall the Read more...

Toward Shabbat: the Light of Torah

05/24/2019 09:40:11 AM

May24

May 24th, 2019
19 Iyyar, 5779

Yesterday was the minor holiday of Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer. Often, especially in Israel, Lag BaOmer is celRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Knowing Difference

05/17/2019 10:16:20 AM

May17

May 17th, 2019
12 Iyyar, 5779

In this week’s parashah, Emor, we learn many of the laws regarding the priesthood, the duties of the priests, and whoRead more...
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