Shabbat Greetings

Our connection with animals is a nuanced blend of affection and perceived superiority. In our homes and daily lives, animals are integral, sharing our intimate spaces and offering companionship that…

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Shabbat Greetings

In reflecting on the story of Moses and the rock from this week’s Torah portion, Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1), I’m struck by how it parallels our own journeys of personal growth and confronting…

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Shabbat Greetings

Yesterday, many of us celebrated our nation’s 248th anniversary of our independence from British rule. Barbecues, sunning at the beach, and watching fireworks are just some of the activities many of…

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Shabbat Greetings

Change is not easy, and it often seems to get harder as we age. Then again, many a baby fights the idea of coming out of the womb because they…

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Shabbat Greetings

In this week’s Torah portion, Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), we read one of the most profound phrases in the entire bible, “They [the Israelites] marched from the mountain of God a distance of…

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Shabbat Greetings

Our Torah portion, Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89), describes the laws of the Nazir, one who elects to take a vow of consecration to God for a certain period of time. Such an individual is required…

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Shabbat Greetings

There has been much concern lately about artificial intelligence (AI). You may have heard when there was a Senate subcommittee hearing that hosted the CEO of OpenAI, the creators of…

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Shabbat Greetings

Once upon time, there was a meeting in a synagogue. Like many meetings in a synagogue, it was getting heated! It happened in this week, the week when the Torah…

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Shabbat Greetings

Remembrance is a sacred privilege and a holy obligation. On this Shabbat, we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the unoffciial beginning of summer and the realization that the Garden State Parkway will be…

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Shabbat Greetings

As we are in the midst of counting the Omer (the daily counting of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot), its very appropriate that we read this mitzvah (commandment)…

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