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13
Mar

Shabbat Shalom!

This week, God shows his people ultimate forgiveness after the Israelites turn away from Him and make the Golden Calf. God gives the two new tablets of our law to Moses and Moses descends Sinai with his face radiating with beams of light. May we all find it in ourselves to forgive our loved ones and lead a life of

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6
Mar

Shabbat Shalom

On this Shabbat Zachor, we remember reasons why we struggle and our enemies. This is a reminder to us to stay healthy, stay calm and stay united as a people and a community to ensure we are all thriving and well. Shabbat shalom!

28
Feb

Shabbat Shalom!

God talks this week about how to build the Temple. With the blooming of the kalaniot, it feels like everywhere we walk is holy ground… Shabbat Shalom!

21
Feb

Shabbat Shalom

This week we are given a lot of rules to live by and to base our ethics off of. At the very end, Moses goes up to Sinai to receive our living and breathing word of god. May we all have a wonderful Shabbat!

14
Feb

Torah at Mount Sinai

This week, we receive the Torah at Mount Sinai, the watershed moment in which we are given our lifeline, our laws, our blueprint for who we are as a people-hood. May we all continue to find the light and guidance that shines from our most ancient sources. Shabbat Shalom!

7
Feb

Leaving Egypt

This week, we read Shirat Hayam, the song we sing as we cross the sea, finally leaving Egypt. We are taught to always see ourselves as we, individually, have left Egypt. This connects us each to the collective memory of this most magnificent moment in our peoplehood’s history. May we all be grateful to be set free from something this

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31
Jan

We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom

We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom. We are commanded to remember what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land. At his speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this past week, Reuben Rivlin, president of Israel, said in part of his speech, “Honored guests, the Jewish people

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24
Jan

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom. May we all have a peaceful and blessed week.

17
Jan

Shemot

A new week, a new book, a new journey. Shabbat Shalom!

10
Jan

Shabbat Shalom!

This week, in the last portion of the first book of the Torah, Jacob, otherwise known as Israel, our forefather, dies and is buried. He is the first person in the Torah to be mentioned as being gathered to his people rather than gathered to his fathers. This discussion of his burial is a watershed moment where we understand that

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