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  • D’var Torah for Passover April 17, 2019 Temple JeremiahDear 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 ... Read more...
  • Shabbat M’tzora April 10, 2019 Cantor Susan Lewis FriedmanDear 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 Read more...
  • Shabbat Tazria April 3, 2019 Rabbi Rachel HeapsDear 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 ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Sh’mini March 27, 2019 Rabbi Paul CohenDear Friends, I always get nostalgic when we arrive at this week’s Torah portion, Sh’mini. You see, it was my Bar Mitzvah portion some 45 years ago. What I remember most vividly is that I could not stop my knees from shaking and how grateful I was that no one could ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Tzav March 20, 2019 Daniel GlassmanDear Friends, For the last couple of months, I have been a “pusher.” A pusher of what, you ask? A pusher of cookies, girl scout cookies. I know I am a little old to be a girl scout, but “a Dad has got to do what a Dad has to do” ... Read more...

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