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 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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  • Shabbat Mikeitz December 12, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, On Tuesday night, we lit the first candles of Chanukah. It is a time of celebration, gift giving and receiving, family, and food. I cherish so many fond memories of Chanukah celebrations with my own family as a child. I remember the very first chanukiah I made in religious school and how proud I was to use it to ...
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  • 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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