D'vrei Torah

Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23) Searching For Our Own Spiritual Structure

So, we come to Yitro, one of, if not the most famous of portions. The Ten Commandments at Sinai is the main event this Shabbat. So much flows from this event, so much Jewish thought, [Read more…]

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Tu B’shvat: What Kind Of Environment Are We Creating?

  How ironic, in a way, that this year’s celebration of Tu B’shvat coincided with Martin Luther King Day. His “dream” seems, sadly, to be fraying. Just within the last week or so (and this [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

My 20th ‘Stroke-iversary’

Rabbi Sandra Cohen reflects on her 20th “stroke-iversary” — the 20th anniversary of a near-fatal stroke, and how gratitude plays a role in her life since that day. [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Seekers of Meaning 01/14/2022: Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, retired Rabbinic Director of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City, discusses [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

B’shelach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) What Is Your Amekek?

What a powerful and dramatic portion we have this week. B’shelach will keep us very busy. From the drama of the Sea of Reeds to Miriam’s song (see the mi camocha and chapter 15), to [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Seekers of Meaning 01/07/2022: Jewish Grandparents’ Network

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Address welcomes Lee Hendler and David Raphael, founders of the Jewish Grandparents Network. [Read more…]