Rabbi Messages

The Sound of Silence and Celebration

This week’s Parshah is Bamidbar which is the Torah portion that we traditionally read on the Shabbat prior to Shavuot. Bamidbar means in the desert where Moses is taking a census, and the image of endless sand brings to mind the stillness and emptiness of that desert. But that emptiness is not necessarily lonely, and the silence of the desert is not necessarily empty if we are listening.

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Look For The Helpers

In this part of Leviticus, Hashem tells Moses to tell the people that “You shall be Holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.” We are all holy. And when we commit acts of kindness, we are expressing our holiness.

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Making Life Count

“Each moment in your life is either meaningful or it isn’t.” Of course that’s true no matter what. But my real point is, why not have them all be meaningful rather than simply counting them away?

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Building A Temple

From the March 11, 2016 Service. There is a well-known story of two men who were working on a construction team to add a new sanctuary on to a synagogue. A Rabbi passed the first man and asked “what are you doing?”  The worker answered “I’m laying bricks.”  The Rabbi...

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Messages from the president

Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year everyone! It is hard to believe it is 2018.  Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when we were all worried about the whole Y2K issue?  Or am I simply aging myself with that question?  The year certainly came in with quite a cold snap so I hope no one is...

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