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 Bamidbar May 17, 2018 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, Michelle and I have taken few vacations during our 10 years of dating and marriage. We have certainly gone to Australia on multiple occasions to visit Michelle’s (and now my) family and friends. The nature of those visits, inherently, is different than that of an island get-away, or some tourist excursion. When you go to visit family and friends, no ...
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  • Shabbat Bechukotai May 8, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, On Saturday evening, I put down my phone for two hours. This, in and of itself, is not unusual. I usually spend a good component of Shabbat separated from my technology. Instead, what made this Havdalah from my phone different, was what happened when I came back to it. Because, when I turned on the screen I saw five ...
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  • Shabbat Behar May 2, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, On Monday, I read a story in the Chicago Tribune that was both horrifying and heartbreaking. 60 years ago, two sisters moved to a new town. They were 12 and 10 years old. As the “new kids” they found themselves completely isolated. They were bullied by the entire student population throughout their years of junior high and high school. ...
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  • Shabbat Emor April 25, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, I must admit, I am excited about the prospect of a week where we finally experience weather that stays above freezing. I was able to be outside for a couple of hours yesterday soaking in some much-needed sun. My kids were ready to break out their swim suits and take a dip in the kiddie pool. The only problem ...
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  • Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim April 18, 2018 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, A couple weeks ago I found myself staring at the wall in our house…I had just walked into the bathroom to take a shower, and I instinctively reached for that wall to flick on the lights. Rather than hearing the familiar “click” as the switch toggled over to the “on” side, I heard the little ping of plastic hitting and ...
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