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 Va-y’chi December 20, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, Each component of the decorations on the Torah has a specific look. The crowns, the breastplate, the robe – each one is designed to remind us of something that we read within the scroll that it covers. Even the yad, the pointer that we use to follow as we read the Hebrew calligraphy, has a particular look. When you ...
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  • Shabbat Vayigash December 11, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, This past weekend I had the privilege of celebrating a wedding downtown. As I was meeting up with a group later, I took an Uber to the venue. The ride on Saturday evening is a very long one. Traffic is pretty much at a standstill most of the way. read more
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  • Shabbat Miketz December 4, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear friends, I am going to start this week with an apology. I am about to make a fair number of people feel very old. This year marks 24 years since I became a Bar Mitzvah. There is one congregant in particular who regularly comments that I’m too young to be the Executive Director and is upset he didn’t get an ...
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  • Shabbat Vayeshev November 27, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear friends, Parashat Vayeshev introduces the Joseph saga, a story well-known to many. When it begins, Jacob’s 11th son, Joseph, is a 17-year-old shepherd working in the fields alongside his older brothers. The text’s description of him as a ‘youth,’ na-ar, is apt, both biologically and emotionally. read more
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  • Shabbat Vayishlach November 21, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear Friends, In this week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, which literally means “and he sent,” we learn that Jacob has “sent” for Esau, allegedly because he wants to reconcile for tricking him out of his birthright. We recall from last week’s parsha, Vayeitzei, that Jacob worked for Laban a total of 14 years in exchange for his beloved Rachel’s hand in marriage. ...
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