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Shabbat Blog: Parshat Yitro

Friday, January 21, 2022
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
וַיְסַפֵּ֤ר מֹשֶׁה֙ לְחֹ֣תְנ֔וֹ אֵת֩ כּל־אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה יְהֹוָה Moses then recounted to his ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Yitro

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Posted by: Family Corner
Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha (Yitro) we encounter themes of the Ten Commandments, Shabbat, honoring parents and honesty. Parsha Summary Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12) Moses follows Yitro's advice and appoints judges to help him ...
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Shabbat Blog: Parshat B'Shalach; The Seasons Change...or Do They?

Friday, January 14, 2022
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
“I am for climate change. I do not want the climate to be the same all the time.” Judah Friedlander – Comic. January sixteenth is Tu B’Shvat (the 15th of Shvat). Tu B’Shvat is called the birthday of trees, meaning the fruit of a tree that was formed prior to that date belong to the previous tithe year and cannot be tithed together with fruit that was formed after that date. The day has become a day to focus on ...
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Family Corner: Parshat B'shalach

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Posted by: Family Corner
Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of song, freedom, miracles and impatience. Parsha Summary The Children of Israel escape across the Sea of Reeds from Pharaoh and his army, who drown when God drives back the sea. (13:17-14:31) Moses and the Israelites sing a song praising Adonai. (15:1-21) In ...
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Category: Family Corner

Shabbat Blog: Promises, Promises

Friday, January 7, 2022
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהֹוָ֜ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֗ה ע֣וֹד נֶ֤גַע אֶחָד֙ אָבִ֤יא ...
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Resolve to Be Successful

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry
This is the time of year where there is a lot of talk about resolutions to lose weight, gain muscle, get in shape, tone up, get fit etc., etc., etc. There is also a lot of talk about "New Year, New You", which means exactly what? The problem is that all of this information is too vague and doesn't give the average individual, who wants to make positive changes with their health, any real direction. Don't get caught up in hype and catch phrases. ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Bo

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Posted by: Family Corner
Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of plagues, keeping promises, darkness, Rosh Chodesh, time, Passover and Tefillin. Parsha Summary God sends the plagues of locusts and darkness upon Egypt and forewarns Moses about the final plague, the death of every Egyptian firstborn. Pharaoh still does not ...
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Category: Family Corner