Divrei 5774


Parshat R’eih: Open Hearts & Hands Rabbi Susan Laemmle, August 23, 2014: 27 Av 5774 Earlier this summer, the New York Times opinion section included an interesting social science piece

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VeEtchanan 5744/2014 by Meyer Shwarzstein From Wikipedia I learned that the Shema is one of the sentences that is quoted in the New Testament.  I also learned that Justin Beiber says

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Parshat Naso By Diane Roosth, May 31, 2014 The notion of brachot as gratitude for material, spiritual, and personal blessings is central to the priestly blessing and, I believe, also

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Shabbat HaGadol

Shabbat HaGadol By Joel Grossman, April 12, 2014 Whenever I think of Shabbat hagadol I remember a special bar mitzvah that my family attended in Miami Beach about 15 years

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Parsha Metzorah Barry Oppenheim, April 5, 2014 Hazing. Most of us are familiar with the concept of ‘hazing’. For those not – hazing is defined as the imposition of strenuous,

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Parashat Vayakhel Tom Fields-Meyer, February 22, 2014 I used to work in an office building where there was a security guard posted in the lobby, a man I’ll call Tony.

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Tetzaveh – What is Holiness? by Salvador Litvak – Feb. 8, 2014 – 8 Adar I, 5774 Good Shabbos! Eight weeks ago, Moses entered the Torah narrative when we read

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Terumah by Meyer Shwarzstein – Feb 1, 2014 In screenwriting class, I learned a term called Suspension of Disbelief. It means that your audience must be willing to ignore enough

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Shmini Atzeret

Shmini Atzeret 5774 Jackie, the Jews, and Ethnicity in Post-War America By Michael Berenbaum Because Jackie was the first, he played for everyone who had been denied a chance, whose

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