Temple Jeremiah

Shabbat Shalom Message

Our weekly Shabbat Shalom Messages are written by our senior staff: Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, Rabbi Rachel Heaps, Adam Kahan, Dr. Anne Lidsky, and Daniel A. Glassman. We hope you enjoy sharing in our love of Torah and Judaism through these messages.


 

  • Shabbat R’eih August 15, 2017 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Parashat R’eih has so much to teach us – If we obey God’s commandments, we shall be blessed; if we choose disobedience, we shall be cursed. Laws are detailed that our people must observe; be wary of false prophets; do not consume the blood of animals that are slaughtered. So much to take in. But for me, the message that ...
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  • Shabbat Eikev August 10, 2017 Adam Kahan
    Last summer I recall writing an article in which I commented on the importance of writing from what you know… from your experiences and journey. This week, I realize how important it is to write from where you are, in the moment. So here’s what I can share with you from this week, and from life… and how it all seems ...
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  • Shabbat Va-et’chanan August 1, 2017 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, More often than not, I find that the best part of teaching does not come from knowing that I have provided an answer. In this age of information technology, answers are always readily available. All anyone needs is a quick Google search and, poof, millions of answers are provided in under a second. Instead, my love of teaching comes ...
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  • Shabbat D’varim July 26, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Many of you know that for years I have served as one of the faculty members at our movement’s camp in Wisconsin, Olin-Sang Ruby Union Institute. For the past four years, I have been in Israel at the Shalom Hartman Institute as part of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Last summer I completed that fellowship. Last week I had the ...
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  • Shabbat Matot-Masei July 19, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Many years ago, I had the great privilege of studying with Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin, z”l. I was a part of an initial study cohort in a brand new program for Jewish professionals. Sherwin taught a course on Jewish bioethics. Sherwin had always been fascinated with the literature surrounding the legend of the Golem and its roots in the ...
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