January 22, 2019

Religion

PARSHA: MIKETZ, GENESIS: 42:1-3 “When Jacob saw that there were food rations to be had in Egypt, he said to his sons, 'Why...
Chanukah. Hanukkah. Chanuka. So nice, I spelled it thrice. What’s not to like about the Festival of Lights? A time to sing….to play….
PARSHA: VAYESHEV, GENESIS 37:14-17 “When he reached Shechem, a man came upon him wandering in the fields. The man asked him, ‘What are you looking for?’
Rabbi Schwarzberg As I mentioned in our last exchange, much of my work is predicated on the belief that a spirit of pluralism lies at the heart...
PARSHA: VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:27-29 “Then he said, ‘Let me go, for dawn is breaking.’ But he answered, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’
Many new Hanukkah-themed illustrated children’s books are full of wit and surprises this year. Some books take on the holiday with a bit of a twist,
PARSHA: VAYETZE, Genesis 28: 10-12 “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night,
PARSHA: TOLDOT, Genesis 25: 21-23 “Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord responded to his plea,
Rabbi Sarah Bassin Ari, we separate our movements based on our philosophical approaches to Judaism. Yet I feel that there is a disconnect...
PARSHA: CHAYEI SARA, Genesis 24:63-65 “And Isaac went out walking in the field toward evening and, looking up, he saw camels approaching.
Parsha Vayera, Genesis 21:10-13: “And Sarah said to Abraham, ‘Drive out this handmaid and her son, for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit...
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations that the Hollywood mogul had serially abused women sexually, and repeatedly created situations...
Some of us turn to the Sun and strum over our bodies in the shape of a rood. We play hymns over our hearts, passed down and over our DNA for generations.
“And Noah built an altar to the Lord, and he took of all the clean animals and of all the clean fowl and brought up burnt offerings on the altar.
Each period of history has a title bestowed by historians, one meant to reveal some key characteristic of that age. Thus, the medieval period is...
When Harvey Weinstein’s long and horrible history was made public, women spanning several continents were disgusted and outraged — but not surprised.
My earliest Jewish memory was of our temple’s social action committee meeting at our home. I snuck downstairs and overheard the grown-ups talking...
The letter came from Hillside cemetery in June…the kind of letter that always gets my attention: “Buy now, price increases on July 1st.” I’ve been to...
One of the inspirational parts of our tradition for me is that as I move through life and as times change, different Biblical personalities resonate with me
It might seem crazy what I am about to say Sunshine she's here, you can take a break I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
Most everyone I know who gets in their regular exercise by running, as I do, has their marathon story. I mean, if you’re determined enough to destroy...
Or “Where are You, God? Where are You?” Six weeks ago, Congregation Or Ami partner, 49-year-old Jennifer Richmond, celebrated the successful completion...
Mazel Tov! If you are sitting here in a seat this morning, it means that made it, and YOU ARE STILL HERE!
As a husband and father living in Las Vegas, I have been shaken to the core by the act of pure evil that transpired last week in our city.  
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