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Reflections on The Murders in Uvalde, Texas

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
Dear Friends, These are religious / spiritual reflections on the terrible events in Uvalde, Texas. I offer them as a framework for how to think about this horrific loss of life. Others, better suited than me, can offer opinions related to policy and politics. Below is a theological response and my way of expressing the overwhelming sadness that I feel. If you are crying, I am crying with you. If you are angry, I am angry right along your ...
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Shabbat Blog: What Really Matters

Friday, May 13, 2022
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
This week, we will focus on the Haftorah (the weekly reading form the Prophets). I dedicate this Dvar Torah to my father who always “showed up” and had a knack for knowing what was really important. The connection between the Torah reading and the Haftorah is evident in that both deal with the service performed by the Kohanim in the Beit HaMikdash (Temple). However, an interesting difference between the two has been pointed out by ...
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