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D'vrei Torah

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Empty Chairs

April 21, 2014 0

A Pesach anecdote: when I became the Senior Rabbi at a large Miami congregation, among my many meetings with the Founding Rabbi Emeritus, the issue of the community Seder (though months away) became the focus [Read more…]

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Rituals of Transition

November 7, 2011 1

The High Holidays are over and the year has begun–in earnest. The pace of life has returned and “routine” has ben re-established. Yet, for most of us the routine is that there is no routine.

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Reflections on Aging

Reflections on Aging

July 29, 2010 0

I am part of the generation born during WW II, who now look in the mirror and are startled by the realization that even we are aging. The youngest of us has already reached that [Read more…]