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 Bo January 18, 2018 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, Before I was born into my family, my parents had a little poodle named Bo. I don’t know much about Bo, although I have heard stories from time to time. Just reflecting on his name right now, though, I find myself smiling a little bit….smiling about family, about childhood, parenting, and that dog’s name. read more
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  • Shabbat Va’eira January 11, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, I love spicy food. Whether its Cajun, Asian, or Mexican, the heat makes it better. As a teen, I had a weekly ritual going to Buff Joe’s on Clark Street in Evanston to enjoy a single order of “suicide” wings and a “Gutbuster” RC Cola. Just watching the staff behind the counter throw a handful of jalapenos and then ...
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  • Shabbat Sh’mot January 3, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    I think I experienced love in its purest form when I became a parent. Like any of you, when our children are in pain, we feel it as keenly as if it has happened to us. Our 2-year-old falls and suffers a painful cut lip, and we feel an incredible pain in our mouth.  Our teens suffer rejection, and our ...
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  • Shabbat Va-y’chi December 28, 2017 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, So there’s this tree, and it’s standing all tall in a forest. The sun shines down on the leaves, and the little birds chirp off in the distance. And then, maybe just then, it falls on down. The inherent question….the oft maligned question…is that if no one is around to hear it fall, did it make a sound? This expression is ...
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  • Shabbat Vayigash December 19, 2017 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, is again a jam-packed narrative – Benjamin is in hot water with Joseph, Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers, Jacob learns that Joseph is still alive, Pharaoh helps the entire family relocate and settle in Egypt, and Joseph proves successful in his ability to oversee the functioning of a nation amid a famine. ...
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