Pesach and the Song of Songs: We End The Festival Yearning To Be Needed!

With this Shabbat we close the Festival of Passover. The Torah reading relates the Exodus and the Sea of Reeds. As is tradition, a m’gillah (scroll) is part of the observance of the festival. In this case, [Read more…]

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Passover: All I Want For Passover Is………..!

I doubt many of us would have thought, a year ago, that we would still be planning Zoom seders a year later. Yet, here we are again. When last year we asked “what does all [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Janice Steinberg discusses her novel, ‘The Tin Horse,’ on Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast

Author Janice Steinberg discusses her book, The Tin Horse, a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) To Share Is To Care!

So many of us have lived this. We are with our children and in playing, they begin to be agitated over toys or snack. We gently lean in and say that it is good to [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Ben David discusses a second Passover in quarantine

Rabbi Ben David, senior rabbi at Congregation Adath Emanu-El in Mt. Laurel, NJ, discusses ways to cope with observing a second Passover with social distancing and use of remote video technology because of the continuing pandemic. [Read more…]

Rabbi Address on Other Podcasts

Compassionate Conversations Webinars feature Rabbi Address and Colleagues discussing their contributions to “Psalms in the Key of Healing”

Rabbi Address, Rabbi Dayle Friedman, and Cantor Rhoda Harrison participated in a two-part webinar series moderated by Rabbi JB Sacks for Congregation Beth Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Coachella Valley, California. [Read more…]