17 Aug 2018

Insights from the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbis on the Parsha Shofetim – Washing Our Hands of Jewish Guilt   One of the few practices that every Jew performs is the ritual washing of hands upon leaving a cemetery (Shulhan Arukh, YD 276:4). The rinsing is meant to spiritually cleanse…

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25 Aug 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click HERE to listen to this week’s audio recording read by Rabbi Joseph Dweck. “For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty…

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21 Aug 2015

Shofetim 5775: Back to the Future “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” —Shannon L. Alder “Nostalgia is not what it used to be” — Peter De Vries When we think of the past, and feel…

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29 Aug 2014

Don’t take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and make crooked the path of the righteous. (16:19) Faithfulness and integrity are essential ingredients for building an ethical life. Having integrity means that we are consistent in doing what is right even when no one is watching. Bribes…

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