Shabbat Greetings

On Monday, we will celebrate our nation’s 246th birthday with the observance of  Independence Day. Barbecues, sunbathing at the beach, and watching fireworks are just some of the activities we may enjoy.…

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Shabbat Greetings

How do two people from similar backgrounds internalize an experience in entirely different ways? This question is at the heart of this week’s Torah portion, Sh’lach Lecha (Numbers 13:1-15:41). Moses…

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Shabbat Greetings

This week’s portion, Beha’a lo-t’cha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), we are told that “Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any person on the face of the earth.” (12:3) Wow, what a…

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Shabbat Greetings

The word Naso that gives its name to this week’s Torah portion (Numbers 4:21-7:89) is a verb with a range of meanings, among them: to lift, to carry, and to forgive. Here though,…

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Shabbat Greetings

This week’s Torah portion opens the Book of Numbers, or Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20). It is called Numbers in English due to the book opening with a census.  In Hebrew, Bamidbar,…

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Shabbat Greetings

Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27”34), the last Torah portion of the book of Leviticus, begins with the promise that those who follow God’s ways will be blessed. And then goes into detail…

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Shabbat Greetings

As everyone is aware, the COVID-19 Pandemic is still ongoing and we are experiencing another spike of cases.  I learned from my colleague at Bayshore Hospital that the Environmental Services…

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Shabbat Greetings

This week, we read Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) which contains priestly laws and rules of sacrifice. At the end of this portion, in contrast to all the rules of sanctity, appears a…

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Shabbat Greetings

This week’s portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27) continues to discuss the laws of holiness, changing focus from the world of the Sanctuary and Priests to the Israelites as a whole, commanding…

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Shabbat Greetings

When I have taken our post-Confirmation students on trips, one of the things we always try to do is visit a church on Sunday morning so we can learn more…

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