Shabbat V’etchanan August 13, 2019 Rabbi Paul Cohen
I, like many of you, was amazed once again by the American
gymnast, Simone Biles. Biles made history this past week with a dismount from
the balance beam that no one had ever done before. Even in slow motion I could
not believe what this amazing athlete was able to do with ... Read more...
Shabbat Devarim August 7, 2019 Daniel Glassman
I am either young enough to remember, or my English teachers made
such an impression on me that I recall with some clarity, how to craft a
persuasive paper. Paragraph one begins with a hook to engage the reader,
followed by stating your argument, and closing with an overview of your points.
The ... Read more...
Shabbat Mas’ei July 31, 2019 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you shall provide yourselves with places to serve you as cities of refuge to which a manslayer who has killed a person unintentionally may flee. (Numbers 35:1-0-11) Mas’ei’s, two central ... Read more...
Shabbat Matot July 24, 2019 Temple Jeremiah
Al Ta’avireinu — Do not move us. In the last half of this week’s Torah portion, Matot (“tribes”), we learn that the tribes of Reuben and Gad possessed a great amount of cattle, had been traveling to Israel for 40 years, and felt that the lands of Jazer and ... Read more...
Shabbat Pinchas July 17, 2019 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
Have you ever watched an episode of a TV show that ends on an incredible cliffhanger? Maybe a main character suddenly dies, or someone’s true identity was shockingly revealed, or a huge plot twist was introduced just seconds before a fade to black. Whatever it might be, you sit ... Read more...