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Talmud Torah

Who by Fire … My Yom Kippur Problem

October 4, 2016 0

Editor’s Note: This guest post was contributed by Edmond H. Weiss, Ph.D. Long before the Pharisees began writing about an Olam Haba, an afterlife that is a reward for righteous living, there was a simpler [Read more…]

Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel of Congregation Emanu-El, Redlands, CA
Reflections on Aging

Guest Commentary: Thoughts for the High Holy Days

September 13, 2016 0

 Editor’s Note: This guest posting is from Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel, Congregation Emanu-El, Redlands, CA. This past summer, I flew back and forth to Iowa three separate times spending several weeks with my 94-year old mother. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

The call of the month of Elul

September 1, 2011 0

Shalom. This month is a special one within the Jewish calendar. Elul begins. This is the last month of the Jewish year and in it, we are asked to slowly prepare our souls for the [Read more…]