Preparing Ourselves

Sep 15, 2017 by

In these times of turmoil we rabbis bring a sense of comfort and steadiness to the communities we serve.  In the storm tossed waters...

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Honoring Tradition, Embracing ...

Sep 14, 2017 by

I could not have known, when I first began working at Congregation Rodeph Sholom as a second-year rabbinic student, just how much my...

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It Will Have to Wait until Aft...

Sep 14, 2017 by

“It will have to wait until after the High Holy Days.” My children are used to that refrain.  From late August until early October,...

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A Narrow Bridge

Sep 8, 2017 by

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav[i] taught: “All the world is a very narrow bridge; the key is not to be paralyzed by fear.” I have been on...

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DACA and Your Congregation: As...

Sep 7, 2017 by

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai taught:  People were on a ship.  One of them took a drill and started drilling underneath him.  The others...

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Approaching the Days of Awe: T...

Sep 5, 2017 by

A blessing—in Hebrew, b’rakhah—is a special kind of utterance that can turn a moment into an event. Blessings intensify life by...

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High Holy Day Family Sermon St...

Aug 30, 2017 by

Oh my goodness, are you so tired? I am so tired. Like, my leg bones ache, so tired. And oh good heavens, there is only a month left...

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