Temple Jeremiah

Shabbat Shalom Message

Our weekly Shabbat Shalom Messages are written by our senior staff: Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, Rabbi Emily E. Segal, 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 Naso June 1, 2017 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, I was called to the Torah for the first time as a Bar Mitzvah in June of 1989. That summer, during which I turned 13 years old, sticks out in my memory for a number of reasons. Certainly, there was the great triumph and celebration of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. At that younger age, I’m not sure I got the gravitas ...
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  • Shabbat Bamidbar May 25, 2017 Rabbi Emily Segal
    Dear Friends, A colleague recently shared the following story: “A leading expert in Chasidism went to an Ivy League ethnomusicologist in the hopes of learning from him about how it is that the niggun — a wordless melody — can have such rich spiritual power. After studying niggunim, reading and writing many articles on the subject, speaking with other experts, and more ...
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  • Shabbat Behar-Bechukotai May 18, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Last week I was presented with two amazing, eye opening experiences, true gifts for which my gratitude continues to grow. I met an amazing young woman, Tamar Manasseh, a rabbinic student from Englewood who is also an African-American. Three years ago, she founded a group called MASK: Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killing as a response to the shooting death of ...
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  • Shabbat Emor May 11, 2017 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, A couple weeks back I shared my personal challenges with the book of Vayikra. It has a litany of laws and rules that we as Jews have been commanded to follow. Moses details things that we today consider odd and outdated. When I knew that my turn in the Shabbat Shalom Message cycle was coming up with this week’s ...
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  • Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim May 4, 2017 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, I feel honored with the opportunities I have to address the children in our school. I am very thoughtful about what I say, knowing that my words will be heard through their perspective. Typically, our first gathering in the fall, as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are near at hand, opens the door to conversation about introspection and forgiveness. ...
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