Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
SUKKOT
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
I make you a promise. After you read this, you will never look at a computer the same way again, you will never invest in a tech stock the same way, you will never surf the Internet the same way. First, we need to learn a Hebrew word, and it is "Dot." Dot is the Hebrew word for religion. "Com,"...
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HA'AZINU, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Many of our spiritual giants had an unusual practice. In one pocket, they would carry a piece of paper with the verse that read, "I am but dust and earth." And in the other pocket, they would carry a piece of paper with the verse that read: "For me was the world created." It is the integration of these two...
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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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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:
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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