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 Tetzaveh February 20, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear friends, This week’s Torah portion is a fashionista’s dream come true. Apparently, the priestly garments are the Israelite Fashion Week hot item, quickly becoming a top seller and headliner for critics and commentators alike. Reading this portion, I can’t help but imagine entire “Devil Wears Prada”-esque scenes, where the Meryl Streeps of the ancient world inform the Anne Hathaways of ...
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  • Shabbat T’rumah February 13, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, On Monday, Barbara Miller and I had the privilege of standing with our Catholic Brothers and Sisters at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. We were invited to join them in a program of Fasting and Action on behalf of Dreamers, children brought to this country by their undocumented parents; children who only know the United States as their home. ...
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  • Shabbat Mishpatim February 7, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, I saw a post on Facebook recently entitled “How Every Game of Monopoly Ends”. There was a five second video clip under the title with a young man, enraged, slamming his hands on the table and then throwing the game board across the room. My first response was a chuckle but then I thought how true it really was. ...
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  • Shabbat Yitro January 30, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, I so vividly remember the early months after giving birth to my first child, Leorah, consistently saying, “this is the best age,” when she reached 3 months, only to say the same thing when she reached 6 months, 12 months, 2 years…. each month or year became “the best.” I sometimes feel that way about Torah portions. I study ...
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  • Shabbat B’shalach January 25, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, When was the last time you realized a major moment in your life was happening while you were in the middle of it? I don’t just mean the end or beginning of a chapter in your life – graduations, weddings, births – those kinds of things. Yes, those are major moments, but usually we can see them coming and ...
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