Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Zero

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 25, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings.  This week I offer the words I spoke at the Qabbalat Shabbat Service following the Interfaith gathering: When we count with our voices or for anything, we start 1, 2, 3 and so on.  This week’s Torah portion reminds us of the importance of zero. It contains a command that starts […]
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Our Interfaith Voice

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 18, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. I share with you this joint statement I was part of crafting from some of the Boston area religious leaders. On the horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Would that the troubles visited upon Charlottesville were unique. Alas, they are not. White bigots, shouting […]
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Nuance

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 11, 2017
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. Every translation is a paraphrase. Anyone who has ever tried to translate from one language into another appreciates there are nuances of understanding. The Yiddish word, mensch, may translate as man, but we know it connotes humaneness, integrity, kindness, and goodness. […]
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Exile

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 4, 2017
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  How is it possible to be carried into exile, forced out of one’s home and life, and yet discover that within the darkness shines a light of possibility? This is the history of the Jewish people. The expulsion and destruction of the Jewish inhabitants of Jerusalem and her environs by the Babylonians in 586 […]
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