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  • Shabbat B’haalot’cha June 12, 2019 Rabbi Rachel HeapsDear Friends, Our Torah goes by a number of aliases: Eitz Chayim (Tree of Life), Pentateuch (Greek for “Five Books”), Torah she’bi’ktav (The Written Instruction) …but one that has always seemed to stick out to me is The Five Books of Moses. Now, don’t get me wrong, Moses seems to be a ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Naso June 6, 2019 Rabbi Paul CohenDear Friends, A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of leading a delegation of 16 Temple Jeremiah members for the biennial Consultation on Conscience of the Religious Action Center. The RAC is the Reform voice in Washington, D.C. Working with the RAC we have strengthened our Social Justice Advocacy work. ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Bamidbar May 30, 2019 Daniel GlassmanDear Friends, I found myself pondering a thought this weekend while watching show on TV. Isn’t remarkable how far the characters on a show come since being first introduced to them? The show I was watching is only four seasons long, but the characters have gone from misguided, mentally unstable individuals ... Read more...
  • Shabbat B’chukotai May 23, 2019 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJEWe know this Torah portion as B’chukotai, but another name is Parashat HaToch’chah — the portion of reproach. It contains a list of curses so terrible that traditionally the Torah reader chants them quickly and in a hushed tone so as not to call attention to them. And no one wants that aliyah! The ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Behar May 15, 2019 Cantor Susan Lewis FriedmanDear Friends, We at Temple Jeremiah are doing a tremendous job of fulfilling the obligation of “Tzedakah begins with those who are closest to us.” We learn about this as one of the commandments God gives to Moses for the Jewish people from atop Mount Sinai in this week’s Torah portion, ... Read more...

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