Temple Jeremiah

Shabbat Shalom Message

Our weekly Shabbat Shalom Messages are written by our senior staff: Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, Rabbi Rachel Heaps, Adam Kahan, Dr. Anne Lidsky, and Daniel A. Glassman. We hope you enjoy sharing in our love of Torah and Judaism through these messages.


 

  • 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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  • 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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  • Shabbat Sh’mini April 4, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Silence is a rare thing in our world. Everywhere we go there’s someone talking, or music on, or the constant low hum of people and traffic exists in the background. It seems as though, as nearly every moment in our lives, there’s something making noise, drowning out a silence that can occasionally be a blessing and occasionally a curse. ...
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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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