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Torah Portion – Noah

October 22nd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin Noah may have been righteous and wholehearted as an individual, but he lacked the strength and the boldness to confront God’s decision and to oppose the wicked ways of the world. “Noah was ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bereshit

October 15th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin “And God completed on the seventh day the creative work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His creative work which He had made.” (Gen. 2:2) On ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Sukkot

October 8th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin This three-week festival period – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot – may be viewed and experienced in two dimensions simultaneously; the universalist, nationalist dimension, and the particularistic, individual – family dimension. Rosh Hashanah ... Read More


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KOLOT – My First Swastika

October 8th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs It was supposed to be just a pleasant walk through the woods by the picturesque River Trave in Bad Segeberg. The moss at river’s bottom gave the water a green hue I had ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Yom Kippur

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin The climax of Yom Kippur is its closing Ne’ilah prayer when the sun is beginning to set and when we are nearing our last chance for the opportunity to receive God’s loving forgiveness ... Read More


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Sukkah consciousness: living with vulnerability

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Noam Zion/JNS.org The sukkah, even in the Torah, seems to straddle two different ecosystems: the desert and the settled agricultural land. Both are alien to our contemporary urban and suburban lives, but they still offer ... Read More


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KOLOT – Finding Meaning in Family

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Raz Newman Meaning. We all try to find it. It’s tricky, because meaning tends to hide itself in the most bizarre places sometimes. Especially during the holidays. Wake up in the morning. Go to services. ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Rosh Hashana

September 24th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin What is the essence of our faith, the purpose for which the Jewish people have been placed in the world? The answer is to be found within the central prayer of our Rosh ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 17th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set of political principles. The principles I ... Read More


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