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From the Pit to the Prison to the Palace

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On December 30, 2016
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move into Shabbat. From the pit to the prison to the palace. These are the places the Biblical Joseph has occupied as we move to the final portions of Genesis. This week’s Parashah places us right in the middle of the Joseph cycle. In last week’s […]
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Spoiler Alert

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On December 23, 2016
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings! Spoiler alert. Hanukkah may not be about the miracle of the oil lasting longer than anticipated. It may not even be about the brave Maccabees who defended their right to be Jewish. It may definitely not be about presents, especially 8 days worth of them. Tomorrow night, as the sun sets, […]
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Sleep is a Religious Act

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On December 9, 2016
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings as we make our way toward Shabbat. Sleep is a religious act. We pray in our evening service “may we lie down in peace and rise up to life renewed. “ The ancients understood what modern science confirmed. Something important happens during rest. Our bodies engage in important work, as do […]
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Why Do We Exist?

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On December 2, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Sometimes, when things don’t go right we might ask ourselves: Why do I exist? What is my purpose here? In this week’s Torah portion, the matriarch, Rebekah, finally conceived after her husband, Isaac, pleaded with the Eternal on her behalf. Once barren, […]
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