Shlach – Making Space for Difficult Narratives

There has to be space for deeper listening, for complexity, for discomfort, and for differing perspectives.  

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Achrei-Mot/Kedoshim – Charity or Justice?

Where does charity end and justice begin?

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Nasso – Facing the Past and Making Change

The events of this past week are shaking us awake and demanding teshuvah.

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Manny Wildmann – Ya’akov ben Chayim – Cemetery Eulogy

When Manny and Sylvia got married, Manny said to the Rabbi, “Make it short.” Those are good words to live by – but it is […]

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Vayakhel/Pekudei – Convening in Different Ways

I begin by saying I hope you are well – and if you are not, let us know so we can help.  These are truly […]

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Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month I want to share with two moments of personal awakening. The first was in 2007.  I had been […]

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Sukkot – Human Denial

Denial is a part of the human psyche.

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Ekev – Lessons in the Life of a Pioneer

Sometimes worlds converge in interesting ways.  My wife, who I always root for, and the Boston Red Sox, who I sometimes root for, and the […]

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Hineni: Here I Am

Rabbi Ezray’s teaching at NBCC

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Pastor Hurmon Hamilton addresses CBJ

Pastor Hurmon Hamilton from New Beginnings Community Church addresses Congregation Beth Jacob after the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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