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I would like to share the following prayer that was written at the beginning of the current crisis in Israel and in Gaza.It is entitled “Candle for Peace” and the writers...

In the Jewish calendar we are in the midst of Shavuoth: The Feast of Weeks.  It is called the festival of weeks because we prepare for the festival from Passover until...

In a few weeks from now we will be celebrating Passover. At this yearly event, we tell the story of our people’s deliverance from slavery. The choice of which Haggadah to...

It’s nearly a week since Purim ended. Friends and family are now making plans for Passover. Lingering, for me, is an imagined conversation between Queen Vashti and Queen Esther. Queen Vashti,...

As a Rabbinic Pastor I get asked about my feelings regarding the “real world.” “How’ I am asked ‘do you deal with the infinite amount of problems in the world? Seems...

It was during a break today at a women’s group that I’m in that I mentioned a good auto body shop. Three of the women in the group said, ‘yes that’s...

It’s a snowy and blustery day, here in New York. The trees look mummified and the Evergreens are wilted. Just a few days ago we celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Arbor...

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