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 Toldot November 14, 2017 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Our Torah portion of the week is named for and begins with a powerful word, Toldot, most commonly translated as “generations.” “These are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham” the portion begins, “Abraham begot Isaac.” One would think that a portion that includes a preamble introducing the generations sired by Isaac would be followed by naming those generations. ...
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  • Shabbat Chayei Sarah November 8, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, I write this message in the wake of another mass shooting. This time a church in a small town in Texas was the scene of a horrific, murderous assault. The death toll continues to rise and the names of those wounded multiply.  With each mass shooting people ask for the motive. We want to know why someone would commit ...
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  • Shabbat Vayeira November 2, 2017 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, I am writing having just returned from a nine-day trip to Israel. Krystal and I had the honor and pleasure of being part of a program called Honeymoon Israel (HMI) which brings young couples to Israel to encounter and explore our unique culture and tradition to strengthen Jewish community. It was Rabbi Segal who turned us on to this ...
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  • Shabbat Lech L’cha October 24, 2017 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, I have often walked into a classroom, primary to high school grades, and have asked, “What is your favorite story in the Torah?” I have also asked parents and teachers new to Jewish education. And the same story is expressed over and over again. “I love the story of ‘Abraham’ breaking the idols” – for sure my favorite. Everyone, ...
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  • Shabbat Noach October 18, 2017 Adam Kahan
    A little over a year ago, I sat at a bar in Manhattan, feeling far away from my home back here in Chicago. It wasn’t a sad and downtrodden atmosphere, rather, it was jam-packed and full of hustle and bustle. I was surrounded by throngs of other Chicago Cubs fans, as we gathered to watch our beloved team try and vanquish ...
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