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The River

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 26, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. As we head toward the end of the summer and perhaps leave behind a less rushed existence, I share with you this poem. I hope it can help to remind us that our lives keep going. Shabbat is part of flow of […]
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Sinful but Saved by the Grace of God

  • Posted by Matt Soffer
  • On August 23, 2016
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Rabbi Soffer’s D’var Torah from 8/19/16 delivered at Temple Israel of Boston This week’s portion is called “V’etchanan,” and it offers a clear window into the fierce love between Moses, God, and the Israelites.  I say, “fierce love,” because that’s what we mean when we say, “Covenant,” or B’rit. Covenant is not an easygoing friendship.  […]
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Comfort

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 19, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. It is time for comfort. This Shabbat is called Shabbat Nachamu. It comes from the first words of the prophetic reading assigned to this Shabbat. Chosen for its healing effect following the past three weeks focused on the destruction of the Temple […]
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Fly High and Stick the Landing

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On August 16, 2016
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D’var Torah delivered during Riverway Project‘s Soul Food Friday at Temple Israel of Boston, August 12, 2016 Rows upon rows, shelves upon shelves, rooms upon rooms of series, of titles, of tables of contents, of chapters, of pages of books in the Boston Public Library. I was browsing and searching for just the right titles, just […]
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The Saving Power of Decent Language

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 12, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. It’s time to talk about Lashon Naki. That’s Hebrew for “clean language.” It’s not where the phrase to “wash one’s mouth out with soap” comes from. And it is different from lashon hara, which means gossip. Lashon naki means a conscious effort […]
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GUEST POST : Rachel Simon, Library Intern

  • Posted by Ann Abrams
  • On August 10, 2016
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I’m delighted to introduce Rachel Simon, a student at the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, and an intern in the Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center this summer! Rachel has assisted me in numerous ways, including: working on resources for the Religious School’s curriculum,  responding to reference requests, cataloguing books, films and […]
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Shabbat Awakenings: “Do As You Have Promised!”

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 5, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. “Do as you have promised,” is what Moses told the leaders of the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The Jewish people had made their way over the course of forty years toward the Jordan River. On the other side was the land […]
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