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 Kedoshim May 1, 2019 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Our tradition teaches us that there is nothing as whole as a broken heart (Menachem Mendel of Kotzk). Our hearts are truly broken. Attacks on houses of worship throughout our world: Pittsburgh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Poway, CA. So, where is the wholeness? The wholeness comes through strength and resolve to repair, restore, and reinvigorate. read more
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  • Shabbat Acharei Mot April 24, 2019 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, Let me set the scene. I am sitting at my desk reading this week’s parasha, Acharei Mot. After an audible sigh, I grunt. “Ooofff!” I let out another, “ooofff.” I am reminded that the clergy team at Jeremiah love Leviticus and all that it has to teach us. Again, I let out an audible “ooooffff.” I have admitted to ...
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  • D’var Torah for Passover April 17, 2019 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, When Shabbat falls on the first day of Pesach, Yom Rishon Shel Pesach, we read in Torah Moses’ instructions to “Remember this day, on which you went free from Egypt, the house of bondage…”(Exodus 13:3); beginning with this first night of Passover, which “was for the Eternal a night of vigil, leil shimurim, to bring them out of the ...
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  • Shabbat M’tzora April 10, 2019 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear Friends, This week’s portion, M’tzora, which is often paired with Tazria in certain years, talks about the proper purification ritual for leprosy, both for the afflicted person and their home. It also talks about the emission of bodily fluids. read more
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  • Shabbat Tazria April 3, 2019 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion, Tazria (and its usual partner, Metzora), strikes fear in the hearts of Torah scholars and B’nai Mitzvah alike. Not because it’s lacking in interpretable material, or because it casts God and the Israelites in a bad light, but because if it were a TV show it would be rated M, for mature. This section of ...
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