The child of a certain rabbi used to wander in the woods.  At first the child's father let him wander, but over time the Rabbi became concerned as he did not know what lurked in the woods. 
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Our dear friend, Cantor Murray Simon used to have certain phrases that he loved and recently I thought of 2 of them that involve upcoming dates. 
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I have read all of your emails. I have listened to you on the phone and spoke with many of you in person. And now I want to share with you my feelings about our congregation and community. 
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On a recent trip to Washington DC with my family, I visited the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King. It was the first time I was there and I was inspired by the image of Dr. King and the powerful quotes that surround him.                               
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Earlier this week, we lost power at The Jewish Center for a short time. I was in the building with some other people and we realized pretty quickly that something happened in the neighborhood...
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As I was preparing for Hanukah this year...
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There are some fascinating stories...
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Years ago, I remember having a bumper sticker on my car that said, "Hang in there. Shabbat is coming." I can hardly remember a week that I felt I needed Shabbat more than this week. 
Posted to by The Jewish Center on 11/11/2016 11:00:43 AM | with 0 comments

This we began the new Hebrew month of Cheshvan the one month in the Hebrew calendar that does not have any holidays or special occasions. At times, we refer to this month as Mar Cheshvan (literally "the bitter Cheshvan") since there are no days in the month that are "sweet" with celebrations. 
Posted to by The Jewish Center on 11/4/2016 10:21:05 AM | with 0 comments

As we begin the reading of the Torah again this Shabbat in Parashat Beresheet, we return to our beginnings, to re-read these stories, we are reminded of the classic tales of the creation of humanity, the relationship between Adam and Eve, their time in the Garden of Eden and the challenges of the first family in human history. 
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