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 Vayeishev December 5, 2017 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, Parashat Vayeishev introduces the Joseph saga, a story well-known to many. When it begins, Jacob’s 11th son, Joseph is a 17 year old shepherd working in the fields along side his older brothers. The text’s description of him as a ‘youth,’ na-ar, is apt, both biologically and emotionally. read more
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  • Shabbat Vayishlach November 29, 2017 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, On the eve of Thanksgiving I started to reflect back on tumult that prevented my own family from enjoying each other’s company for years. It must have been over twenty years ago we were celebrating some holiday and a huge argument ensued between my aunts, grandmother, mom, and cousin. What is sad is that I cannot recall the reason ...
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  • Shabbat Vayeitzei November 22, 2017 Adam Kahan
    I love making things. Really, I get so much joy from taking different elements and bringing them together, seeing what they can become. Crafting something from several other things is just kind of magical to me. I’m a staunch believer that cooking is the most immediately rewarding and enjoyable of those crafting projects, if for no other reason than it ...
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  • Shabbat Toldot November 14, 2017 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Our Torah portion of the week is named for and begins with a powerful word, Toldot, most commonly translated as “generations.” “These are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham” the portion begins, “Abraham begot Isaac.” One would think that a portion that includes a preamble introducing the generations sired by Isaac would be followed by naming those generations. ...
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  • Shabbat Chayei Sarah November 8, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, I write this message in the wake of another mass shooting. This time a church in a small town in Texas was the scene of a horrific, murderous assault. The death toll continues to rise and the names of those wounded multiply.  With each mass shooting people ask for the motive. We want to know why someone would commit ...
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