Rabbi Address discusses Sephardi Jewish customs and practices with Rabbi Rifat Sonsino
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Rifat Sonsino Discusses Sephardi Jewish Customs on This Week’s TV Show and Podcast

This week, Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA, discusses his experience as a Reform rabbi with roots in the more traditional Sephardi Jewish community. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Eikev (Deuteronomy (7:12-11:25) From Material to Spiritual

Eikev is a challenging portion. There are moral issues here (7:16ff,). Also the challenges described by God between the blessings of following the commandments and the promised punishments if we fail. There is even the proof [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

V’et’chanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) You Know The Right Thing To Do!

This is a powerful Torah portion. How can it not be with the 10 Commandments repeated (5) and the Sh’ma (6:4). Torah study classes this Shabbat will have their hands full. As I was looking at some [Read more…]

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Rabbi Susan Elkodsi Discusses Her New Book Project, A Collection of Torah Wisdom ‘By Elders, For Elders’

Rabbi Susan Elkodsi, the spiritual leader of the Malverne Jewish Center, Malverne, NY, discusses her book project that will encompass Torah wisdom commentaries written “by elders, for elders.” [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Matot-Masaei (Numbers 30:2 to end of Numbers) Where Can I Find Refuge?

We come to the end of Numbers this Shabbat. A double portion that presents us with several issues, from family dynamics (the Daughters of Zelophechad (35), to calendar and the issue of vows (30). There [Read more…]