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14
Jun

Berries in Israel

It’s that time of year again when the berries grow in Israel… May everyone have a Shabbat concentrating on the cyclical nature of time, how lucky we are to keep coming back to certain events while still moving forward. Shabbat Shalom!

7
Jun

Shavuot – Naso

This week in Parashat Naso, the priests are instructed how to bless the people. The blessing translates to: May YHVH bless you and keep you; May YHVH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; May YHVH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. In 1979 at a dig in a place called Kettef

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7
Jun

This week in Parashat Naso

This week in Parashat Naso, the priests are instructed how to bless the people. The blessing translates to: May YHVH bless you and keep you; May YHVH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; May YHVH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. In 1979 at a dig in a place called Kettef

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31
May

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! May everyone have a beautiful, relaxing shabbat.

24
May

Shmita – Jubilee

This week, the portion is all about Shmita, the Jubilee year, the 7th year that we give our fields a sabbatical. Not only humans need this gift of rest time, as does our world. May we all be reminded that everything in creation deserves a break sometimes and treat our surroundings with patience and love. Shabbat Shalom! Featured in the

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17
May

Shabbat shalom!

This week we discuss holiness and service, especially the role of the high priest in the Temple. He serves the people in many ways, yet one way he is not allowed to serve is by participating in a burial or coming in contact with the deceased, unless it is a close family member. Judaism teaches us that each of us

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10
May

Counting to Shavuot

Today’s counting of Omer discusses the “yesod of tiferet”, or the elements of glory. May we all find glory and fascination in all the small things that this world has to offer us. Shabbat Shalom! Photo credit: Iris Jacobson at Lake Michigan this morning

5
May

Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom

This is a Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom. We have left the desert and can continue on. May we all have a Shabbat in which we feel free, feel strong, feel protected. Shabbat Shalom!

25
Apr

Song at the Sea

Tonight we celebrate Shvii Shel Pesach the Seventh Day of Passover. We remember the splitting of the sea and how we sang to G-d after we made it safely across. May we all merit to find our path over troubled water and to sing our song of freedom. Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom from everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals

19
Apr

Wishing you a Happy Passover

Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone here at Chicago Jewish Funerals, we wanted to wish all of you and your families a Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Passover! Just as a reminder, if you need Yahrzeit candles, please let us know, or you can come by our Buffalo Grove or Skokie chapels. Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach,   Chicago Jewish Funerals www.chicagojewishfunerals.com

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