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 Tzav March 20, 2019 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, For the last couple of months, I have been a “pusher.” A pusher of what, you ask? A pusher of cookies, girl scout cookies. I know I am a little old to be a girl scout, but “a Dad has got to do what a Dad has to do” to make sure my girl scout hits her sales goal. ...
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  • Shabbat Vayikra March 13, 2019 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, Vayikra, Leviticus, is my favorite book in the Torah. Its first portion, also called Vayikra, appears to deal mainly with the priestly cult and laws of sacrifice. But this describes the portion only at the most basic, simple level. When we look more closely, we see that there are several important, relevant lessons to learn that can speak to ...
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  • Shabbat P’kudei March 6, 2019 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion P’kudei, literally means “to measure.”  The Tabernacle, as opposed to the Temple created by King Solomon, was a portable “sanctuary,” or “tent of meeting.” It was meant to be taken anywhere, serving as a metaphor of God’s presence everywhere. It enabled the Israelites to find intention, and connect to God in worship no matter what ...
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  • Shabbat Vayak’heil February 27, 2019 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, This Shabbat begins a season of fun and excitement in our Jewish calendar. Not only are we on the brink of welcoming Adar 2, the result of our solar-lunar calendar’s leap year, but we enter into a season of textual, emotional, and ritualistic build up leading us to Purim and then into Passover. Suddenly, almost everything we do becomes, ...
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  • Shabbat Ki Tisa February 20, 2019 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Cathy and I finally had a chance to watch the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. I was surprised by how dark and sad the movie gets in the middle as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer, sinks into the depths of substance abuse under the spell of a personal manager who does not have Freddie’s interests at heart. In the midst ...
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