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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...

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...

remember, there is evil

03/14/2022 08:15:56 PM

Mar14

Rabbi Boris Dolin

 

On Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat before Purim, we read special verses from the book of Deuteronomy at the end of the Torah reading:

Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt,...Read more...

The World turned around

03/07/2022 04:08:39 PM

Mar7

Rabbi Boris Dolin

This week, our world began to look entirely different.  It's hard to say this after two years of a pandemic that has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives, and created the greatest societal shift in generations. Yet the war in Ukraine has done something that...Read more...

opening doors

02/18/2022 09:21:36 AM

Feb18

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Synagogue board meetings were never designed to be the most religious of experiences.   Among other topics, we often discuss the exciting world of budgets and finances, program planning and membership, and of course the many...Read more...

thinking beyond

01/21/2022 08:54:43 AM

Jan21

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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