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RELATABLE RIGHTEOUSNESS – SHABBAT NOAH 5780 (2019)

November 1, 2019 2019-11-05T15:31:38-04:00

Daily, I trip over one of the middle blessings of the weekday ‘Amidah. .עַל הַצַּדִּיקִים וְעַל הַחֲסִידִים. וְעַל זִקְנֵי עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשרָאֵל. וְעַל פְּלֵיטַת סופְרֵיהֶם. וְעַל גֵּרֵי הַצֶּדֶק. וְעָלֵינוּ “May Your compassion, Adonai our God, flow to the righteous (tzaddikkim), the pious (hasidim), the leaders of [...]

Divided. United. Worried. Fragments of a Love Letter to the Jewish People – Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5780

October 1, 2019 2019-10-04T11:05:14-04:00

You’ve probably heard this one before. A Jew is shipwrecked on a desert island. Ten years later, a passing ship notices his campfire and stops to rescue him. When the [...]

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