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 Tazria April 10, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, Sometimes a particular parashah has a message that is direct and clear to even the inexperienced reader. At other times, we have to search for the meaning, and once found, we feel uplifted, spiritually connected, and find the teaching to fit snugly into our own value system. But sometimes, the message is not only obscure, but once understood with ...
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  • D’var on Passover March 27, 2018 Dina Bauwens
    Dear Friends, Reading the weekly Shabbat message is my favorite part of the e-news. How will the clergy, Dr. Lidsky, or Danny Glassman interpret the Torah portion? What will they connect it to? What part of their “outside” life will I get a glimpse into? The traditions and the history of our ancestors, as told in the five books of Moses, ...
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  • Shabbat Tzav March 21, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, This past weekend, I took advantage of the first days of spring and did some landscaping around the house. There are a series of bushes in our backyard that are just an eye sore. They get over grown, are filled with thorny branches, and take up a lot of space. So, I prepared to get rid of them. I ...
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  • Shabbat Vayikra March 13, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    The Light to Repair What’s Broken DAVAR ACHER BY: RABBI PAUL F. COHEN As my dear friend, colleague, and classmate Rabbi Lyon points out, Leviticus, Vayikra, is not a fan favorite. And yet, in the rabbinic curriculum, it is the first book that we are to teach our children. Among the reasons for this curricular decision is the fact that we learn from ...
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  • Shabbat P’kudei March 6, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear friends, We all wear different hats at different times. I am always “mom,” often “Dr. Lidsky,” or Anne, and the hat I am wearing changes from moment to moment. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to share thoughts with friends, young adults, and older students as to, “What is our role, our purpose on earth?” “What ...
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