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Toward Shabbat: Blessings

05/31/2019 09:53:49 AM


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


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


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...

Toward Shabbat: A Free Nation

05/10/2019 10:09:54 AM


May 10th, 2019
5 Iyyar, 5779

The past week has been a painful one for Israel, with hundreds of rockets pouring down on Southern Israel from Gaza, takRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Remembering their Stories

05/03/2019 09:43:30 AM


May 3rd, 2019
28 Nissan, 5779

Earlier this week, many of us packed into the chapel to hear our beloved Rachel Shankman tell the story of her familyRead more...

Toward Pesach and Shabbat: A Prayer in Nashville

04/25/2019 09:16:47 AM


April 25th, 2019
20 Nissan, 5779

On Monday around noon, I began driving to Nashville to be the “Minister of the Day” at the Tennessee State SenatRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Through the Gates to Freedom

04/19/2019 09:31:13 AM


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


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


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


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...
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