Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Sir Edmund Hillary was the very first man to conquer Mount Everest. Did you know that he failed to do so his first attempt? Speaking to the Science Academy in England after his first unsuccessful climb, Hillary stopped in the middle of his remarks, paused, turned toward the large mural of Everest that was on the wall and declared: "Next...
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By:
Arnold M. Eisen
The approach of Rosh Hashanah always takes me back in memory to my Bar Mitzvah, which took place on Shabbat Teshuvah -- the "Sabbath of Repentance" -- that comes between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Two weighty questions preoccupied me that day in 1964. One: What did it mean that God called Jews and the world to "repent" or "return"...
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Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Many of us remember sliding into a seat at school, breathless from running across the schoolyard or down a corridor, late because we overslept or because of an early sports or music practice, or because we stayed up half the night cramming for a test. The teacher called our name, and exhausted or not, we responded, "Here. Present." Our bodies...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
Several kids in the aisles began to dance -- in the way only children can -- with a wonderful, reckless sense of abandon. The lead singer of the band -- backed onstage by a keyboard, guitar, bass and drums -- encouraged other audience members to leave their seats as he let loose on some hypnotic vocals. Soon, the children were...
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By:
Rabbi Eric Rosin
When I interviewed to become the rabbi at Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester just over two years ago, I quickly learned that ours is not a synagogue used to listening passively to a sermon. I'd been asked to deliver a short d'var Torah to the search committee, so I dutifully constructed a 10-minute presentation. The unspoken evaluation of my...
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