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Mishpatim: The Value of Community and Life Experience…Just Do It!

Mishpatim (Exodus 21ff) contains a wealth of powerful social rules. This chapter, immediately following the Sinai revelation, begins the slow development of how society would operate. Within this portion are many famous verses, including ones [Read more…]

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SOM Pod: Caring Transitions of South Jersey, with Doug and Bari Wachs

On this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guests are Doug and Bari Wachs, who own Caring Transitions of South Jersey, which helps families organize downsizing, decluttering and relocation transitions for seniors. Read more [Read more…]

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Yitro: Sinai. The Decalogue and A Theology of Fear? How Do We Meet God?

Yitro our portion of the week, begins with Exodus 18 and the fascinating discussion on management of an institution. Moses’s father in law, Jethro, gives him the advice that the job of leading the people is [Read more…]

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Tu Bishvat: Celebrate the Power of Relational Roots

Ti Bishvat, the 15 day of the Hebrew month of Shevet, begins Sunday night the 20th. (by the way lunar eclipse for parts of USA) and we celebrate the New Year of the Trees. As [Read more…]

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SOM Pod: American Mussar, with Greg Marcus

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Greg Marcus, the founder of American Mussar. The purpose of a Mussar practice is to create balance among these different traits within our souls. [Read more…]

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Beshelach: When Is It Time To Move On?

This week’s portion, Beshelach (Exodus 13:17ff) takes us into the beginnings of the active Exodus. The Israelites move on from Egypt, confront the Sea of Reeds, cross and begin their journey with the immediate confrontation with [Read more…]

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Jan Zacharjasz’s FREE 5-day Kickstart Your Midlife Reboot Workshop

Are you . . . Anxious about a change in your job, health, or family? Disappointed that things didn’t turn out as expected? Tired of comparing yourself to others and coming up short? If you [Read more…]

Mathew Passy is host of "CausePod," a podcast that features people working to make a difference in their communities.
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Rabbi Address is a guest on “CausePod,” a new podcast from Mathew Passy

Rabbi Address appears as a guest on the latest edition of the “CausePod.” Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy.  The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise [Read more…]