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Where Hope Takes Root (Re'eh - Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 / Isaiah 54:11-55:5)

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 2:39 PM

"Unhappy. Storm-crossed. Uncomforted."

Are you talking to me?

Perhaps the prophet Isaiah was speaking to all of us, foreshadowing the awful summer of 2014:

Michael Brown gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri...

ISIS and the butchering of the Yazidis...

Ebola in West Africa...

Syria -- 120,000 innocent civilians dead......

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Comfort Our People, Compassion for All God's People

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 10:23 PM

Our hearts are shattered into a million pieces. We are Ohavei Yisrael ("lovers of Israel"), rabbis in North America, lovers of peace, seekers of justice. We are distraught by the images of the dead: Israeli soldiers, beautiful, honorable, fallen before their time; innocent Gazans, trapped by Hamas' vile excuse for...

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Empathy Activism (Metzora, Leviticus 14:1-15:33)

(8) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 10:43 AM

On March 31, 2014, along with dozens of my colleagues, I shaved my head. Bald. Not just short. Bald. To paraphrase the babies from "Free to Be You and Me," "Bald as a ping-pong ball."

Why?

The simple answer is that we joined "36 Rabbis Shave for Brave" to raise...

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Courageous Vision: Shabbat Hazon (Isaiah 1:1-27)

(19) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 12:38 PM

"Even though our eyes don't see, our souls see." -- Babylonian Talmud, Megilah 3a

Caryl Barnett was a congregant who died last year from cancer at the age of 78. Caryl was fierce -- a skier, biker, mountain climber, therapist, synagogue leader,...

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