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D'vrei Torah

Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Who Is The Judge of Our Soul and Self?

Shoftim is one of our more famous passages. It focuses on the development of a society based on the concept of justice. Easily the most famous passage from this portion is from 16:20 and the [Read more…]

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Elul 5781: We Begin Our Turn, But To What or To Whom?

Elul is here. It is the month the leads directly to Rosh Hoshonnah (erev is Sept. 6). It is the month when we are called by tradition to begin our turn of soul and self to [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Geriatric Social Worker Reva Farenback-Brateman Discusses Programming for Older LGBTQ Individuals

Reva Farenback-Brateman, geriatric case manager and community educator for Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Cherry Hill, NJ, discusses her programing for LGBTQ elders and their families. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

R’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) The Idols of Our Lives

R’eh is a powerful portion. It wastes no time in reminding us that life will present us with choices between good and evil and that  blessings will flow if we follow God’s Commandments. If not, [Read more…]