Tuesday Morning Torah – February 6, 2018

L’Dor Va’Dor– from generation to generation.  Taken from our weekday liturgy, the full phrase from which these words are taken proclaims that “From generation to generation we will declare God’s greatness…” passing on our Jewish beliefs, values, and practices

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Tuesday Morning Torah – January 30, 2018

On Offering Criticism
 
One thing that I know as a Synagogue Rabbi is that in most synagogues, members aren’t afraid to be critical from time to time. According to our tradition, this is not necessarily a bad thing as long

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Tuesday Morning Torah – January 23, 2018

Sharing Sacred Space
Last week I was had one of those accidentally profound and sacred moments that happen in the life of a synagogue rabbi. It was a Wednesday night and I had just finished teaching some of our Hebrew

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Tuesday Morning Torah – January 16, 2018

Over these past few days I have been thinking a lot about the power of words.  In very different ways- both the headlines of the past week, and commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Tuesday Morning Torah – January 9, 2018

On January 14th, 1963, nearly fifty five years ago, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel delivered a speech in Chicago on Religion and Race that would forever influence the relationship between the Jewish and African American communities in this country. It was

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Tuesday Morning Torah – January 2, 2018

Lessons From Shifra and Puah
Have you ever heard of Shifra and Puah? These two Hebrew midwives are the first example of civil disobedience in the Torah. These are the brave women who stood up to the Egyptian Pharaoh (an

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Tuesday Morning Torah – December 26, 2017

The Blessings and Responsibilities of  Jewish Grandparents
 
Some of my earliest Jewish memories involve my grandparents. Whether it was a Shabbat meal at my maternal grandmother’s apartment that I can still picture somewhat clearly in my mind from the age

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Tuesday Morning Torah – December 19, 2017

Happy Hanukkah everyone!  I wanted to take a moment to extend a big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped to make our Hanukkah party on Sunday such a great success. Thank you to our greeters, and volunteers

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Tuesday Morning Torah – December 5, 2017

Bringing Your Light Into Our World
It’s hard to believe, but there is only a little more than one week until Hanukkah begins. I want to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers who made the Hanukkah Book

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Tuesday Morning Torah – November 28, 2017

Remembering Rabbi Neil Gillman
 
This past week the Conservative movement and the Jewish world lost a giant of our generation, Rabbi Neil Gillman. My understanding is that some of you were privileged enough to hear from him many years ago

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