Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24 While the month of Cheshvan has no holidays, it is rich with stories. Each year, after the intensity of the feasts and fasts of Tishrei, we may think that we've earned a break from synagogue. But then we begin again, reading stories of our ancestors that wrap themselves around our hearts and help us learn how to...
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VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
While the month of Cheshvan has no holidays, it is rich with stories. Each year, after the intensity of the feasts and fasts of Tishrei, we may think that we've earned a break from synagogue. But then we begin again, reading stories of our ancestors that wrap themselves around our hearts and help us learn how to live in our...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27 "God said to Abram, Lech lecha ("Get yourself up and go") from your native land and from your father's house to the land that I will show you … and you will be a blessing … ." The particular challenges and opportunities facing Jewish men today resonate with the most ancient of Jewish callings, but the...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Bereshit, Genesis 1:1-6:8 As baseball philosopher Yogi Berra might have put it: "It's déjà Jew … all over again." For the 3,317th time - we the Jewish people begin the story again. Not just any story, but our story - our shared sacred story. Did you pay attention to a sweet Jewish custom performed on Simchat Torah? It is universal...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
HAAZINU, Deuteronomy 32:1-1-52 Two Soviet birds from Moscow are flying north to the more open Finland. As they soar toward the border they are met by two Finnish birds. Ha'azinu - "Listen up." "Life must be horrendous in the Soviet Union?" "It's okay." "You probably don't have enough to eat or proper health coverage?" "It's adequate." "So why are you...
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