Temple Jeremiah

Shabbat Shalom Message

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


 

  • Shabbat Ha’Azinu September 18, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, As I sat down to write this week’s thoughts I had a million ideas about what we can discuss. There has been a lot going on in the last week. We celebrated Rosh HaShanah, launched a new brand for the congregation, Temple Jeremiah Center for Learning kicked off a new year, and on a more somber note our neighbors ...
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  • Shabbat Vayeilech September 12, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, As he prepares for death, Moses lays a major guilt trip on the people. “Well I know how defiant and stiff-necked you are: even now, while I am still alive in your midst, you have been defiant toward the Eternal; how much more, then, when I am dead! … For I know that, when I am dead, you will ...
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  • Shabbat Nitzavim September 5, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear friends, Everyone counts. No matter who your family is, or whether or not you marry into the Israelite tribe. You are part of us. This is what we read this week in our Torah portion Nitzavim. Moses was trying to drive home the fact that anyone who stood with him at Sinai was an Israelite. There was no such thing ...
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  • Shabbat Ki Tavo August 28, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Throughout history Jewish tradition has maintained a close connection with fruit and produce. In Judaism, the production of fruit is a sign of peace and stability, a major economic resource, and a symbol deeply ingrained in ritual observance. This week’s parasha, Ki Tavo, includes a number of different ways fruit is important to us and the societies we create. ...
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  • Shabbat Ki Tetzei August 22, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, We are in the midst of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month leading up to our celebration of Rosh HaShanah, the birthday of the world. Elul, our sages of blessed memory teach us, is an acronym containing the words from the biblical book, Song of Songs. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” read more
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