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D'vrei Torah

Bo: (Exodus 10:1-13:16) The Heaviness of Fear

Bo is a fascinating portion. It concluded the plagues and inserts the beginnings of our discussion of the Passover. God we are told, “hardens” the heart of Pharaoh, which, for some commentators, raises the issue [Read more…]

Kobe Bryant, in a Dec. 13, 2014 game against the Washington Wizards. (Alexandra Walt Photo/ public domain photo)

Sudden Death

“No matter how old we are, no matter how much experience we have had with death, it is sudden death that some people feel hits us the hardest,” writes Rabbi Stephen Karol about the untimely death of basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others in a helicopter crash Jan. 26. [Read more…]

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Meech and J. Kleyna (University of Hawaii), and O. Hainaut (European Southern Observatory)

Unfinished Business

Rabbi Address’s Note: Alden Solovy, the liturgist, poet and prayer writer who chronicles so much of life, recently forwarded this beautiful meditation. His “Unfinished Business” really struck a chord as it speaks to thoughts that [Read more…]

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Reform Judaism President, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Discusses Trends in Liberal Judaism on Seekers of Meaning Podcast

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, national president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the governing organization of one of the largest liberal Jewish organizations in the world, is this week’s guest on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Va’era (Exodus 6:12-9:35): What The Heart Feels, What We Want

Va’era introduces us to the drama that surrounds the beginning of Exodus; the beginning of the confrontations between Moses, Aaron and Pharaoh and, as the portion evolves, the first round of plagues. Commentators for years [Read more…]

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MLK Day 2020: Looking Back and Looking Ahead?

It is amazing, when you think about it, what Boomers have seen in our lifespan. Our journey has been punctuated by so many tragic and overwhelming events. Assassinations have take a major toll; JFK, the [Read more…]

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