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A Channukah Thought: A Great Miracle Happens…..

A Great Miracle Happens…..   What will those candles of the Channukiah mean to you as you light them this year? Will they be a formality? Will they symbolize material things? Will they allow us [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning 11/26/2021: Rabbi W. Jack Romberg, author of “Doorway to Heroism”

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi W. Jack Romberg discusses his book, A Doorway to Heroism: A decorated German-Jewish Soldier who became an American Hero, an account [Read more…]

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Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23): Perchance to Dream?

Back in the day, one of my favorite groups was the Everly  Brothers. I remember the album that featured one of my favorite songs “Dream, Dream Dream”.  The lyric “all I have to do is [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning 11/19/2021: Dr. Jessica Zitter, producer/director of “Caregiver: A Love Story” film

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Dr. Jessica Zitter, director and producer of the documentary, Caregiver: A Love Story. Over the past decade, we’ve [Read more…]

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A Blessing For Transitioning Genders

This week is Transgender Awareness Week. This issue has, as many of you know, become more openly discussed in recent years. It is being played out in many of our families and, no doubt, many [Read more…]

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Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43) The Challenge of Reconciliation…Can We Let Go of the Past?

This is one of the most famous transformational and transitional portions in Torah. Jacob wrestles with something or someone or himself on the eve of his reunion with Esau. As you remember, this results in [Read more…]