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Judaism Rooted in the Desert

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Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Balak

  • Posted on July 21, 2016
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The Blessings Behind Curses Dear Friends, This Shabbat we read about about Balak, who hired Balaam, a for-profit prophet, who for a price was willing to curse the Israelites even though he knew that they were God’s Chosen People.  God warned Balaam that he would be unable to curse the Jews, yet he persisted.  And Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Hukkat

  • Posted on July 15, 2016
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Holy and Unholy Cow Dear Friends, This week we read from Parashat Hukkat (“The Law”) which goes into painstaking detail about the enigmatic Mitzvah or the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer.  It is, without a doubt, the most difficult to explain of all the commandments. The Torah requires that the cow must be red in color, without blemish, Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Korah

  • Posted on July 7, 2016
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Taking Can Be Revolting This week’s Torah portion begins “Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men.” The rabbis, who paid attention to every single letter in the Torah, try to Continue Reading »

July echo!

  • Posted on July 6, 2016
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Echo Click below to enjoy our monthly newsletter, the Echo, on all of your digital devices. June July 2016 Echo July Event Calendars: July 2016 Calendar

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Sh’lah L’kha

  • Posted on June 30, 2016
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Billboard Newsletter & Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message – Sh’lah L’kha A not so Magical Mystery “Tur” Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion is Sh’lah L’kha, which speaks of the tragic episode of the 12 spies (the “Meraglim”) who were sent on a reconnaissance mission to report on the Land of Israel as well as the Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: B’ha-alot’kha

  • Posted on June 23, 2016
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Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion, the third from the Book of Numbers, is B’ha-alot’kha.  The Parasha begins: The Lord spoke to Moses saying:  Speak to Aaron and say to him “When you light (B’ha- alot’kha) the lamps, towards the face of the Menorah, shall the seven lamps cast light.” Anyone who recites the blessings over Shabbat candles knows that Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Naso

  • Posted on June 16, 2016
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Tragedy in Orlando   Dear Friends, During our Tikkun Leyl Shavuot last Saturday night, Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, one of our guest speakers, spoke about her favorite biblical passages. One verse came from the first chapter of the Book of Genesis where we are taught, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image Continue Reading »

Visiting Cantor Colman Reaboi this weekend!

  • Posted on June 10, 2016
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Please join us throughout Shabbat and the Shavuot holiday as we welcome cantorial candidate Cantor Colman Reaboi to Beth El Congregation. He will be leading us through many of the services beginning on Friday night through Monday (the second day of Shavuot). We look forward to Cantor Reaboi’s visit and encourage you to share your Continue Reading »

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: B’midbar/Shavuot

  • Posted on June 9, 2016
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Shabbat B’midbar/Shavuot – The Desert Beckons   Dear Friends,   This week’s Torah portion B’midbar always precedes our observance of the Festival of Shavuot, Zeman Matan Torateinu – the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  Yet this year as we begin our celebration of Shavuot on Saturday night immediately after Shabbat, Continue Reading »

June and July Echo!

  • Posted on June 3, 2016
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Echo Click below to enjoy our monthly newsletter, the Echo, on all of your digital devices. June July 2016 Echo June and July Event Calendars: June 2016 Calendar July 2016 Calendar

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