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Judaism Rooted in the Desert

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Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message Tazria – M’tzora

  • Posted on April 23, 2015

Shabbat Tazria-M’tzorah – We all have skin in the game Dear Friends, Many years ago, I was celebrating a Bat Mitzvah during this week’s double Torah portion, Tazria-M’tzorah, which deals with the phenomenon of “biblical leprosy.”  During the service, I asked, “Can anyone tell me what causes leprosy?”  The father of the Bat Mitzvah, a Continue Reading »

Echo April 2015

  • Posted on March 30, 2015

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Echo March 2015

  • Posted on February 25, 2015

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Echo Calendar March 2015

  • Posted on February 25, 2015

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Echo Calendar February 2015

  • Posted on February 2, 2015

ECHO calendar February 2015

Echo February 2015

  • Posted on February 2, 2015

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Kosher Cookie Dough Sale

  • Posted on November 3, 2014
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Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message for November 1, 2014

  • Posted on October 31, 2014
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Lech L’kha –  Testing Abraham’s Love and Ours This week we are introduced to Abraham, the first Jew.  The Parasha begins with God’s challenging test: “Lech L’kha” – “Go forth from your native land, your birthplace, and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”  God doesn’t make it easy for Continue Reading »

Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message for October 25, 2014

  • Posted on October 23, 2014
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Shabbat Noah – “Deconstructing” the Tower of Babel Dear Friends, While this week’s Torah portion, Noah, tells the epic story of Noah and the ark, there is another fascinating narrative towards the end of the Parasha.  We read about how the ancient inhabitants of the world constructed a huge tower.  It was a desire to keep Continue Reading »

Rabbi Lavinsky’s Weekly Message for October 18, 2014

  • Posted on October 15, 2014
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Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah and Shabbat B’reishit Dear Friends, I write to you as we are about to conclude the Sukkot holiday.  Beginning on Wednesday night we will celebrate Shemini Atzeret (The Eighth Day of Assembly) which will be followed immediately by Simchat Torah during which we complete the cycle of reading the Torah in Continue Reading »

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