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.


 

  • V’zot Hab’rachah September 28, 2018 Dina Bauwens
    Dear Friends, The concluding parasha of the Torah is titled V’zot Hab’rachah, meaning, “and this is the blessing.” It completes the annual cycle of Torah readings before we begin anew on Simchat Torah. In the Torah portion Moses pronounces a blessing over the 12 tribes – a reiteration of what Jacob prophesied over his 12 sons five centuries earlier. As you ...
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  • Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot September 26, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, I write this just having celebrated a marriage on Sunday afternoon, the Eve of Sukkot. I felt tremendous gratitude that a young woman who I have known most of her life, helping her celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah and completing her Confirmation, found such happiness and love. Standing under the Chupah with the two of them brought into sharp ...
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  • 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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