Tuesday Morning Torah – June 11, 2013

From issues of religious pluralism, to Google’s possible purchase of an Israeli start-up company (Waze), to the strife along Israel’s boarder with Syria- many interesting articles about Israel have come across my desk in recent weeks. Here are a sampling …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – June 4, 2013

Hot off the press- a wonderful article about creating a prayer experience that is warm, inclusive, and filled with joyous spirit and song. Check out the introduction and then click to read the rest of the article.

On a recent

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Tuesday Morning Torah – May 28, 2013

Before this week’s message- please remember that the Congregational Meeting is this coming Sunday, June 2 at 7:00PM at the Synagogue. Please join us during this exciting time in our history as we discuss the current state and future …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – May 21, 2013

Our hearts and prayers go out to the residents of Moore, Oklahoma this morning, following the devastating mile long tornado which flattened homes, a hospital, and two schools. The death toll currently stands at 91 people, including 20 children and …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – May 14, 2013

Tonight we begin the Festival of Shavuot.

Like the other pilgrimage festivals, Sukkot and Passover, Shavuot has Agricultural roots. The Torah tells us that beginning on Passover we are to count “seven weeks (Shavuot)” from the beginning of …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – May 7, 2013

When I was in Rabbinical school, a new Modern Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary opened in New York that was that was committed to a more “open orthodoxy.” Founded by the charismatic Rabbi Avi Weiss,   Yeshivat Chovevei Torah was committed to …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – April 30, 2013

Kipa, Talit, and Tefilin

 

 What kind of ritual uniform do you wear?

 
Growing up on the West Coast, Egalitarianism is not a new, or even recent concept in my life. I grew up at a synagogue where men …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – April 23, 2013

Last week my family and I had our first amazing experience at Disney World. As you might expect a fun time was had by all and there were many “magical” moments where Disney truly did feel like the “happiest place …

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Tuesday Morning Torah – April 16, 2013

Today was a day of mixed emotions as we celebrated Israel’s 65th birthday amidst the shock and horror of yesterday’s attack in Boston. While it is too early to know just exactly what happened yesterday, our thoughts and prayers

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Tuesday Morning Torah – April 9, 2013

This is a bittersweet time in the Jewish Calendar. Yesterday was Yom Hashoah- Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Sunday we gathered as a community to remember those who perished in the Holocaust. As Helen Terris and Eva Wiener shared their memories …

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