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Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Pesach Day 8

  • Posted on April 27, 2016
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Shabbat Passover Day 8 – “Under the Sea – The Biblical Musical” Dear Friends, This weekend we will celebrate the final days of Passover. In Israel, the holiday will conclude on Friday night after the seventh day of Passover, but here in the Diaspora we are privileged to celebrate an eighth day and get to Continue Reading »

May Echo!

  • Posted on April 26, 2016
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Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Pesach Day 1

  • Posted on April 20, 2016
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Passover – Worse than Pharaoh? Dear Friends, We are all familiar with the Four Questions in the Hagaddah (Ma Nishtana), but hopefully at your Seder, there will be many more than four questions. Why?  Because whenever one studies a sacred and historical text, it is natural for inquiring minds to ask a plethora of questions. Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat M’tzora

  • Posted on April 14, 2016
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Shabbat M’tzora/Shabbat Hagadol- New Questions For An Ancient Festival   Dear Friends,   In addition to reading Parashat M’tzora from the Book of Leviticus which continues to teach about the laws of “biblical leprosy” (as opposed to modern day leprosy), we also celebrate Shabbat Hagadol, the “Great Sabbath” which gets its name from this week’s Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Tzav

  • Posted on March 25, 2016
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Rabbi’s Weekly Message – Shabbat Tzav – Dirty Jobs There is a cable television program called “Dirty Jobs” that describes the kind of jobs that most people would rather not do. Various episodes focus on people who work on oil rigs, in slaughter houses, and cleaning septic tanks. You get the idea, right? In this Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Va Yikra/Zachor

  • Posted on March 18, 2016
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Shabbat Va Yikra/Zachor – We have quite a week coming up! Dear Friends, This Shabbat we begin to read from the Book of Leviticus, Parashat Va Yikra.  This book is also called “Torat Kohanim” – the Law of the Priests, as it goes into great details regarding the role of the priests and the sacrificial Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weely Message: Shabbat P’kudei

  • Posted on March 10, 2016
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Shabbat P’kudei – Shekels on Fire There’s a story told of three ministers who were discussing how much of the Sunday collection was set aside for God and the church and how much they kept as their salary. The first minister said, “First, I draw a six-foot circle on the ground, I throw the money Continue Reading »

March 2016 Echo

  • Posted on February 26, 2016
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March 2016 Echo Calendar

  • Posted on February 26, 2016
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Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Ki Tissa

  • Posted on February 25, 2016
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Weekly Message – Ki Tissa – The Forensic Files and the Golden Calf Dear Friends, This Shabbat we read from Parashat Ki Tissa which, among other things, relates the tragic story of the Egel Ha’Zahav, the Golden Calf.  As Moses was descending Mt. Sinai with the tablets in hand, the people below grew impatient and Continue Reading »

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