Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Lech-Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27 As we are on the cusp of an election, I'm reminded of the pithy observation of the late former Speaker of the House, Massachusetts congressman Tip O'Neill: "At the end of the day, all national politics are local." Far be it from me to interject myself in politics, but this week, we encounter a different kind of...
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By:
Rabbi Robert Rubin
NOACH, Genesis 6:9 -- 11:32 We messed up and were evil. We got punished, and then were mostly destroyed by a flood. A few of us were saved. God promised the survivors (and us) that this would not happen again. This is a common interpretation of the flood story. The Torah tells us that human beings had become violent and...
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BERESHIT, Genesis 1:1-6:8
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
My father taught me a basic truth, and that is: "You have one shot to make a first impression." I think this notion is simply elegant and elegantly simple. So let's explore for a moment some first impressions from this, the first book of Moses. First, a story. When he was 5 years old, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz -- who...
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Simchat Torah
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Please don't look to me to decide whether Jerry should have left and Harry should have stayed. That is well beyond my pay grade. But this I know. You don't have to dance with the Stars of David to know that the most popular dance that Jews have is the hora. And this, too, I know. You don't have to...
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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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