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D'vrei Torah

Responding to Our Members in a Time of Economic Concern

Many people, perhaps all people, are experiencing heightened anxiety, insecurity and doubt as troubling economic events are unfolding. Some of us have already been directly affected as we or a family member has lost a [Read more…]

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D’var Torah – Iyyar- Cultivating Patience as we Count the Days

The underside of the leaves are lit by the early morning light, as we enter the month of Iyyar. This is the month the Bible calls Ziv (shining), which, in Israel and here in California, [Read more…]

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D’var Torah: When Adar Comes, Joy Is Increased!!

Adar is a month of surprises and provides a wonderful template through which to view healing. Looking at the swollen buds on thetree, about which I have written in the past, I can’t help but [Read more…]

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Schvat- a Harbinger of Hope

January 20th was a day that I could not have imagined as a young Jewish girl growing up in the Jim Crow New Orleans of the 1950’s. My childhood expectations rose from a world illustrated [Read more…]

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Time as a Healer: The Jewish Calendar as a Spiritual Path: Tevet

  I live in Southern California, where the seasons match those in the land of Israel. Therefore, my own moods and sense of time are often congruent with the Jewish calendar and its days of [Read more…]