3 Nisan 5780

March 27, 2020 Today’s world finds the notion of sacrifices primitive, archaic and a form of Divine service that is no longer necessary. Yet to the ancient, biblical world, nothing came more naturally than offering sacrifices to God. Cain and Abel, Noah and Abraham instinctively offered sacrifices to God, without being commanded to do so.…

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25 Adar 5780

March 20, 2020 This is a trying time for all of us, throughout the entire community, and this week’s double Torah portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 35:1-40:38) has a message for us, and that is, that we need to be ambassadors of kindness. Vayakhel – The community is gathered – as the portion begins, Moses gathered the people to announce…

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Our UPDATED Response to the Coronavirus and Covid-19

Friday, March 13, 2020 – 17 Adar 5780We want to give you an update about COVID-19 and its impact on our congregation and community. As we have just heard from Governor Murphy, it is inevitable that schools will be closing.  Furthermore, in the desire to “flatten the curve” to have a better control of this…

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18 Adar 5780

March 13, 2020 As I help prepare couples for their wedding ceremony, I explain to them that the broken glass at the end of the ceremony represents their status before marriage, but when they crush it into a dozen pieces; the glass, like the two of them, is forever changed and can never go back…

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11 Adar 5780

March 6, 2020 This Shabbat, we read from Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10), which teaches us about the special clothing for the priesthood. In addition, this is also Shabbat Zachor (Sabbath of Remembrance) which is the special Shabbat before the Festival of Purim. It’s easy to tell a story in which there is a good guy, a bad…

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