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D'vrei Torah

Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) What Or Who Is Calling?

We begin the Book of Leviticus this Shabbat. A book that focuses on laws and rituals, sacrifices and the workings of the priestly cult. No doubt as you work your way through the book, the [Read more…]

JSA in the News

Rabbi Address is guest on the Faith & Grief Podcast

Rabbi Address is the guest on episode 17 of the Faith & Grief podcast, produced by Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, in Dallas, Texas. The Faith & Grief Podcast explores the intersection of faith & grief.  [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

3/12/2021 Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast: Nora Katz, Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Nora Katz, Director of Heritage and Interpretation at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) in Jackson, Mississippi, discusses the Institute’s role in preserving and exploring Jewish heritage in the South. [Read more…]

Detail on synagogue in Rome - A menorah and the Ten Commandments atop the synagogue in the Jewish ghetto in Rome, Italy (S. Cazon photo/ under Creative Commons 2.0 license)

Va’yek’hel/P’kuday: (Exodus 35:1 to end of Exodus): My Building. My Future?

This double portion brings us to the end of the Book of Exodus. We are overwhelmed by the details of the construction of the mishkan, its furnishings, the work of Betzalel and the elaborate clothing and [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Seekers of Meaning 3/5/2021: Author Richard Morgan discusses his book, “Light of Setting Suns”

On this week’s Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Richard Morgan discusses his new book, Light of Setting Suns: Reflections on Realities and Mysteries at Ninety Years of Life, stories of people age 90 and beyond who have remained vital and spiritually alive, including the author’s own experiences. [Read more…]

JSA in the News

Rabbi Address Interviewed on ‘Health and Heart’ Podcast

Rabbi Address appeared as a guest on episode 6 of the “Health and Heart” podcast, a podcast produced by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC). [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Ki Tissa (Exodus 30:11-34:35) Be Careful Who or What You Worship

One of the  more bizarre and challenging shows we just watched was something called “Fake Famous” (HBO). It is a documentary that discusses the phenomenon of creating “Influencers”, people who live on streaming services, amass [Read more…]