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Toward Shabbat: Chanukkah Miracles

12/07/2018 08:59:15 AM

Dec7

December 7th, 2018
29 Kislev, 5779
There are two different explanations given for the Chanukkah miracle. The first miracle is the story of the small Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Light for Unity

11/30/2018 10:40:11 AM

Nov30

November 30th, 2018
22 Kislev, 5779

As we near the beginning of Chanukkah on Sunday night, I’m thinking about the ways that we not only light up oRead more...

Toward Shabbat: From Entitelment to Gratitude

11/23/2018 09:47:15 AM

Nov23

November 23rd, 2018
15 Kislev, 5779
Giving thanks isn’t always an easy thing to do, but our tradition pushes us to view gratitude as a component ofRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Fire of God's Glory

11/16/2018 10:51:45 AM

Nov16

November 16th, 2018
8 Kislev, 5779
One of the lines of Kabbalat Shabbat, from Psalm 97, describes the fire associated with God’s holiness:

אֵשRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Kislev is for Kindness

11/09/2018 11:10:43 AM

Nov9

November 9th, 2018
1 Kislev, 5779
Today is the first day of the month of Kislev. This is the darkest month of the year, and it’s also the month thaRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Choosing Life

11/02/2018 01:23:23 PM

Nov2

November 2nd, 2018
24 Cheshvan, 5779
This past week has been one of the most challenging ones in recent history for the Jewish community. We’ve felRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Integrating God

10/26/2018 09:11:10 AM

Oct26

October 26th, 2018
17 Cheshvan, 5779
This week’s parashah, Vayera, opens with a famous scene: Avraham is sitting at the entrance to his tent, and Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Our Unimagined Self

10/19/2018 11:58:12 AM

Oct19

October 19th, 2018
10 Cheshvan, 5779
For some people, going somewhere unknown is thrilling. It provides excitement and adventure. And for others, it Read more...

Toward Shabbat: A Window in the Ark

10/12/2018 11:48:12 AM

Oct12

October 12th, 2018
3 Cheshvan, 5779
Noah receives only a few instructions on how to build the ark. They are mostly regarding the type of wood to use Read more...

Toward Shabbat: God Saw that it was Good

10/05/2018 11:26:12 AM

Oct5

October 5th, 2018
26 Tishrei, 5779
After religious school yesterday, a student gave me her tzedakah box that she had filled at home. The tin can waRead more...
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