Toldot – Bless Me Too

When you are seen, heard, and responded to, it changes everything.  The religious concept which captures this feeling and its impact is: mevurach – blessed.  […]

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Chayei Sarah – The Power of Kindness

Dr. Kelli Harding wrote an important book called The Rabbit Effect, which studies the connection between kindness and longevity, happiness, and health. The book’s title […]

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Prayer for Country Anticipating the Election, based on Parshat Lech Lecha

As we prepare for the election – with all of its anger, intensity, uncertainty, upset – all amidst the pandemic with its rising waves of […]

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Thanksgiving with a Jewish Twist

The more we celebrate the good, the more good we discover.

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Noah – Chaos to Order – The Cycle Continues

To reflect on the question: Is society progressing or regressing?

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Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret as Act 2

Think about the king who says to his family – “Stay with me. It is hard for me to part with you.” That is Yizkor.

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Sukkot – Fragility Defines our Moment

Chag sameach

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Yizkor – Empty Seats Revisited

The room fills up with memories and precious stories

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Yom Kippur – Yochanan ben Zakkai

Living with Heart

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Rosh Hashana – New Beginnings

Hayom harat olam

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