Saturday, December 3, 2016 Kislev 3, 5777

By:
Judd Levingston, JE Feature
This year, Chanukah will feel different for our family because there will be much more light than before. Our middle daughter knows all about light, having just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah two months ago on the week when we read the story of creation in the Torah. For nearly a year, she practiced chanting the Hebrew verses announcing the creation...
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Coaching? It's about that vision thing -- and wishful thinking
By:
Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
Oprah has one and now 30 members of Congregation Adath Jeshurun's Sisterhood have one, too -- a "vision board," a collage made of the things that you want to have, be or do in your life. These boards were created as part of an interactive workshop held recently at A.J. led by Jill Magerman, co-founder of Atrio Professional Life Coaches...
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VAYETZE, Genesis 28:10-32:3
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
A vivid, recurring image in Genesis is of Jacob setting up pillars of stone along his journey. In Vayetze -- this week's Torah portion -- we learn just how significant stones are to Jacob. Arriving at the first stop on his journey to Haran, Jacob takes "one of the stones of that place," and puts it under his head when...
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TOLDOT, Genesis 25:19-28:9
By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tells the story of a friend who called him in a dither. At odds with his son, the exasperated father asked Covey to intervene. "Stephen, I don't understand my son. He never listens to me!" Covey responded, "Let me get this straight. You don't understand your son because he doesn't...
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By:
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
HAYE SARAH, Genesis 23:1-25:18 When the dramatic events were over, Abraham and Isaac traveled home to Beersheva. So it's surprising that at the beginning of this week's portion, we find Abraham traveling to Hebron to bury his wife. What was she doing there, and why did Abraham make a special journey to arrange her burial? To understand the relationship between...
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