D'vrei Torah

Shabbat Sukkot/Simchat Torah: Goodbye and Hello and Life Goes On!

This Shabbat we reach another in what I like to call “bridge” Shabbaths. This Shabbat bridges the festival that is Sukkot, Shabbat and leads us to Simchat Torah. The assigned special reading for Shabbat comes from [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Podcast: Dr. Alan Morinis, Founder of the Mussar Institute

The podcast guest is Dr. Alan Morinis, founder of the Mussar Institute, who describes his organization’s mission to advance the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. [Read more…]

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Sukkot/Simchat Torah: A Prayer to Celebrate Life’s Harvest-“Simchat Hochmah”

Chag Sameach! The festival of Sukkot is upon us and with it, the symbolic Sukkah, Lulav and Etrog and the sweetness of what was, in the agricultural beginnings of our people, a symbol of harvest. This week [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast
D'vrei Torah

Haazinu: Memory and Legacy

Haazinu, Deuteronomy chapter 32, serves a sort of bridge portion between the conclusion of the High Holidays and the beginning of Sukkot. The portion is the poetic “Song of Moses” and provides another glimpse in [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Podcast: Bianca Mayes, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Garden State Equality

In this program, Rabbi Address speaks with Bianca Mayes, health and wellness coordinator for Garden State Equality, about programs and resources for senior members of the LGBTQ communities. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayeilech: Transitions And Turning to Forgiveness

Moses now comes to his final farewell as Vayeilech begins in Deuteronomy 31. He recounts that he is failing and soon will die. We see the transfer of authority Joshua (31:7) with the famous words “hazak [Read more…]