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Purim/St. Patrick’s Day 2022 – Speech by Paul Konigstein – Tzav 03/19/22

Posted on March 22, 2022

Purim/St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Purim is only a few days behind us, yet suddenly, I’m viewing all the food in my pantry as just two categories: chometz and non-chometz. Such Continue Reading »

Parshat Zachor / Rabbi’s Note & Sharon Dashow’s Speech (03/12/22)

Posted on March 15, 2022

Dear Friends, Purim approaches (starting Wednesday night), and joy, laughter, comradery, charity, and love are in the air. Purim is perhaps, my favorite holiday, for it represents to me the Continue Reading »

The Power of One Person (Vayahkel 02/26/22)

Posted on March 1, 2022

The Power of One Person My idealism has come back down to earth. Naively, I had presumed that the painful lessons of the 20th century would have taught us that Continue Reading »

Luxurious Attire (Tetzaveh 02/12/22)

Posted on February 15, 2022

Luxurious Attire In our Parsha we’re told to adorn Aharon, the High Priest כהן גדול, with numerous extravagant garments woven from royal blue, purple and crimson wool, fine linen and Continue Reading »

What is Judaism?

Posted on February 8, 2022

Recently, Rabbi Neil asked our 7th Graders the simple question, “What is Judaism?”  Their answers are in the photo. A question that could take scholars hours or days to define, Continue Reading »

What We Eat (Terumah 02/05/22)

Posted on February 7, 2022

What We Eat As I enter my kitchen for a snack, my hungry cat follows me. It wants a snack too. “I just fed you two hours ago, you insatiable Continue Reading »

Keep the Progress Going (Mishpatim – 01/29/22)

Posted on January 31, 2022

Keeping the Progress Going If there is a God, wouldn’t this Being desire to communicate with us? Parents want a relationship with their children; why would God not want a Continue Reading »

A Jew At Heart (Bo – 01/08/22)

Posted on January 26, 2022

A Jew At Heart In my years as a rabbi, people often tell me that they’re a Jew at heart- that even if they didn’t practice much ritually, nonetheless, they Continue Reading »

Models of Leadership (Vayechi – 12/18/21)

Posted on December 21, 2021

Models of Leadership Greatness comes in many shapes and sizes. While it’s hard to define, we all know it when we see it. Jacob recognizes exceptional potential in both of Continue Reading »

Embracing Our Commonality (Post Hanukkah – 12-11-21)

Posted on December 14, 2021

Embracing Our Commonality  While we clean the wax off our Chanukah menorahs and consume the last of our Chanukah gelt, the Christmas lights shine brighter every day. We may feel Continue Reading »

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