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 Yitro January 23, 2019 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends,  It is the special privilege and challenge of a rabbi to always look for new ways to make ancient texts relevant to our modern day lives. As with many unfamiliar or new things in our lives, the writings of the rabbis can be intimidating for the layperson. This means that entire communities who find their professions and expertise outside ...
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  • Shabbat B’shalach January 16, 2019 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, This Shabbat has special recognition as the Sabbath of Song, Shabbat Shirah. It is so noted because this week we read/chant Moses’ first great song/poem. Shirat Hayam, the Song at the Sea is Moses’ response to the Exodus, the experience of leaving Egypt fully free and on the journey to the Promised Land. It is a joyful song that ...
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  • Shabbat Bo January 9, 2019 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, Since the start of the holiday season I have been working on negotiating the rates on the various services I use (i.e. phone, utilities, satellite radio, etc.). I do this on a regular basis with temple vendors too, but it’s a very different story when it comes to the vendors I use at home. For starters (and full disclosure ...
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  • Shabbat Va-eira January 2, 2019 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends,  My dad had his first heart attack when I was 15 years old. He worked long hours, ate poorly, and worst of all, he smoked more than two packs of cigarettes a day. I absolutely hated the smoking; I told him how I felt, but to no avail. It seemed that he would not, or perhaps, could not stop. ...
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  • Shabbat Sh’mot December 26, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear Friends, This week we say goodbye to the book of Genesis for another year, as we begin the book of Sh’mot, for which this week’s Torah portion is named. Abigail and I have decided to make it a Shabbat practice to learn about the week’s Torah portion. I truly enjoyed sharing stories of the lives of some of our most ...
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