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 Nitzavim September 5, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear friends, Everyone counts. No matter who your family is, or whether or not you marry into the Israelite tribe. You are part of us. This is what we read this week in our Torah portion Nitzavim. Moses was trying to drive home the fact that anyone who stood with him at Sinai was an Israelite. There was no such thing ...
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  • Shabbat Ki Tavo August 28, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Throughout history Jewish tradition has maintained a close connection with fruit and produce. In Judaism, the production of fruit is a sign of peace and stability, a major economic resource, and a symbol deeply ingrained in ritual observance. This week’s parasha, Ki Tavo, includes a number of different ways fruit is important to us and the societies we create. ...
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  • Shabbat Ki Tetzei August 22, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, We are in the midst of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month leading up to our celebration of Rosh HaShanah, the birthday of the world. Elul, our sages of blessed memory teach us, is an acronym containing the words from the biblical book, Song of Songs. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” read more
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  • Shabbat Shoftim August 15, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, Krystal and I have a family that we have become incredibly close with since starting at Jeremiah almost six years ago. It’s a crazy story which I’ll save for another drash, but they were our landlords for about nine months. Krystal and Heather are as thick as thieves. Linda (or Mor Mor as everyone calls her), Heather’s mom, is ...
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  • Shabbat Re’eh August 7, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, Parashat Re’eh has so much to teach us: If we obey God’s commandments, we shall be blessed; if we choose disobedience, we shall be cursed. Laws are detailed that our people must observe- be wary of false prophets, do not consume the blood of animals that are slaughtered. So much to take in. But the message that speaks to ...
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