D'vrei Torah

Terumah: A Most Precious Gift!

In Exodus 25:1, God tells Moses to tell the Israelites to bring “gifts” to God from every person “whose heart is so moved”. This begins this somewhat technical portion that focuses on the construction of [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Interfaith Families discussed by Rabbi Robyn Frisch in 2/24 Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

On the Feb. 24 Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Robyn Frisch, director of the Philadelphia chapter of InterfaithFamily.com, discusses how she works with interfaith families to help them maintain connections to Judaism. Rabbi Robyn Frisch, [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Mishpatim: When We Are Stranger To Our Self

Mishpatim, this week’s Torah portion, begins in earnest the discussion regarding law; a discussion that continues today. The portion jumps right in to the discussion with the opening “These are the laws/judgements/ordinances that you shall [Read more…]

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Talmud Torah

Jews in leadership – Jews in The White House

Editor’s Note: Rabbi Larry Kotok (Jewishidentitynow@gmail.com) is recently retired as senior rabbi of Temple Brith Kodesh in Rochester, NY. He lives in South Florida and is active in teaching, consulting and lecturing. This is based [Read more…]

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National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis, with Rabbi Connie Golden, on Jewish Sacred Aging podcast

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Rabbi Connie Golden, recently installed as president of the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis. About the Guest Connie Golden, born in [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Yitro: The Revelation of Life Experience

This week we come again to one of the pivotal portions in all of Torah. Yitro presents to us the Revelation at Sinai. It also contains the famous discussion between Moses and his father in [Read more…]

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Tu Bishvat: The New Year of Trees and Our Legacy

This weekend (Feb 11/12) we observe “Tu Bishvat”, the celebration of the beginning of spring in Israel and the so-called “New Year of Trees”. No doubt many of you have been told the origins of [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

B’shelach: Stop Talking. Stop Praying. Move!!!

So many times in life, there comes a time for action. The time comes to move, to make a decision, to take that risk because to stand still and do nothing, while a decision, courts [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Shelly Christensen discusses Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month on the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Shelly Christensen discusses Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Shelly Christensen, MA, literally wrote the book on inclusion of people with disabilities, the Jewish Community [Read more…]

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Temple Judea of Coral Gables, FL: 3 Part Program On Sacred Aging

Rabbi Judith Siegal (j.siegal@judeagables.org) senior rabbi of Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Florida, recently completed a three part series for her congregation on Sacred Aging. A combination of handouts and power point and discussions marked [Read more…]