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Toward Shabbat: Hesed Will Carry us Through

04/17/2020 11:24:14 AM


April 17th, 2020
23 Nissan 5780
This week’s parashah, Shemini, offers one of the major collections of laws regarding Kashrut. Chapter eleven outlineRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Come and Eat

04/03/2020 12:33:55 PM


April 3rd, 2020
2 Nissan 5780
I had basically been ignoring that Pesach was coming. For the past month, it’s felt years away, and then this past weeRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Delivering Angel

03/27/2020 09:22:42 AM


March 27th, 2020
2 Nissan 5780
During my year in Israel in Rabbinical School, I had an incredible opportunity to study with a man named Daveed EhrlichRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Holy Time

03/20/2020 01:36:40 PM


March 20th, 2020
24 Adar 5780
The Torah makes a deep connection between the building of the Mishkan, the portable Tabernacle, and Shabbat. In fact, thRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Seeking Closeness

03/13/2020 03:45:41 PM


March 13th, 2020
17 Adar 5780
Our instinct, and what our tradition usually tells us to do when things are hard, is come together in community. We drawRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Unity of Purim

03/06/2020 07:48:40 AM


March 6th, 2020
10 Adar 5780

In the book of Esther, we read that there are two different dates to read Megillah. One date if you live in an ancient wRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Saving a World

02/28/2020 09:10:42 AM


February 28th, 2020
3 Adar 5780

One of the most quoted teachings of our tradition, for good reason, is the notion that saving a life is equivalent toRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Shift our Hearts

02/21/2020 10:03:14 AM


February 21st, 2020
26 Shevat 5780
כִּי-תִרְאֶה חֲמוֹר שֹׂנַאֲךָ, רֹבֵץ תַּחַת מַשָּׂאוֹ, וְחָדַל

Toward Shabbat: One Heart

02/14/2020 09:41:12 AM


February 14th, 2020
19 Shevat 5780
In this week’s parashah, Yitro, we read about the giving of the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments. This moment of RRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Reaching into our Past

02/07/2020 08:51:41 AM


February 7th, 2020
12 Shevat 5780
As the Israelites are making their way out of Mitzrayim, we are told that Moshe took Joseph’s bones with him. 

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