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The power of the Seder

04/21/2022 11:53:30 PM

Apr21

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Every year when we sit down to our Passover seders, I reflect on the great miracle of this experience. The miracle is not that the sea split as the Israelites were on their way to freedom.  That was pretty nice. The miracle is not even...Read more...

What is holding us together?

01/24/2022 02:09:17 PM

Jan24

Rabbi Boris Dolin

I've had a lot on my mind this week. As you know, last week, at around this time at a suburb outside of Dallas, Texas, the horrible situation took place as five people were taken hostage at a Congregation Beth Israel during a Shabbat service. As I mentioned in the letter I wrote to this community, while anything that affects the Jewish community or a place of worship feels especially difficult as a rabbi, this one hit very close to...Read more...

More than Matzo

04/18/2024 09:10:23 PM

Apr18

Rabbi Boris Dolin

In just a few days, we will hopefully be sitting around our tables for our Pesach seders, blessed not only with good stories and plenty of singing and conversation, but also good food. Of course the most visible difference in the meals we eat during this week is...Read more...

Mind body Torah

04/11/2024 08:38:16 AM

Apr11

Rabbi Boris Dolin

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about the ways the medical profession has changed over the past few decades. Of course there have been new medicines and new technologies to diagnose and treat illness and disease in addition to...Read more...

A moment of darkness

04/05/2024 08:10:22 AM

Apr5

Rabbi Boris Dolin

 

God said, ‘Let there be luminaries in the firmament of the heaven to separate between the day and the night; and they shall serve as signs…’ -Genesis 1:14

Months...Read more...

Standing alone

10/23/2023 11:12:23 AM

Oct23

Rabbi Boris Dolin

This week we read the story of Noah, a man who directly confronts a world of horror and suffering.  Our introduction to this man is a bit ambivalent.  We are told he is not much of a hero, but an “ish tzadik tamim," a simple good man, or as is often...Read more...

a holy people

02/10/2023 09:02:36 AM

Feb10

Rabbi Boris Dolin

We know through the rituals and texts of our tradition that Judaism invites us to be on both an inward spiritual journey and also to keep our minds and ears open to the needs of the world around us.  The path of Jewish life invites us to be constantly working on our souls; to be always improving ourselves, nurturing our spiritual paths and strengthening our relationships.  Yet we are also asked to look outward, to be a...Read more...

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