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Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot

Torah Readings Galore   Unlike most Sabbaths, while we will indeed read from the Torah during our morning services, there is no weekly Parasha this Shabbat.  That is because this is Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, the Intermediate Sabbath of the festival of Sukkot.  We read instead passages that relate to the holiday from Parashat Ki…Read More

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Ha-azinu

Ettie Rogue and Lou Love   I recently read a lovely Sukkot story from my late colleague and friend, Rabbi Gerald B. Weiss, of blessed memory.  I hope you find it as enlightening as I did:   Lou Love and Ettie Rogue were as different as could be. Lou was tall, thin and leafy-green, while…Read More

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Va-yeilekh

Painless Succession   Dear Friends,   This Shabbat, as we approach the end of the Book of Deuteronomy and read Parashat Va-yeilekh (“And he went”), Moses notes that his days are coming to an end.  It is in this Torah portion that we learn that Moses charges his successor, Joshua, to, “Be strong and of…Read More

Rabbi’s Weekly Message: Nitzavim

Remembering Shimon Peres   Dear Friends,   This week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim (literally “standing”) continues Moses’ farewell address to the Jewish People.  He had led his fellow Israelites from Egyptian bondage to freedom and shepherded them in the wilderness for forty years.  Before his passing, he wished to convey timeless teachings to his flock:  …Read More