03 Aug 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click here listen to this week’s audio recording read by Rabbi Joseph Dweck. Haftara for Va’ethanan-Nahamu 5777: Recovery “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with…

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18 Aug 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. Va’ethanan 5776: Trust Fund “Our place in the world, I believe, depends on what we contribute to mankind. We have contributed the Torah, the Mosaic vision of right conduct and of first and last things. It is our life, and the length of…

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31 Jul 2015

Va’ethanan 5775: Weights and Measures “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”  — Albert Einstein At the entrance to the promised land Moshe shares fundamental ideas and values that he hopes will frame Israel’s hearts and minds for the future.  Among the…

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11 Aug 2014

Many religions teach that to serve G-d properly one must sacrifice one’s life for G-d. This week’s parasha tells us that doing so would be a colossal mistake. Early on, before we were a nation or a religion, we were a movement. This movement began with a man named…

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