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

Breaking the Moral Silence

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On February 17, 2018
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  • Clergy, gun violence, politics, Rabbi Jacobson, Shabbat, Torah
  (Sermon delivered on February 16, 2018, Temple Israel, Boston) (Image: Naples Daily News)   Take a moment of silence. Just one minute. Silence is a common human reaction to tragedy. A shocked silence. A silent grief. A desire to sit in silence to process a reality that has been shifted beyond recognition The silenced […]
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Extreme

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 16, 2018
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Shabbat and refreshing our soul, vayenafash, go together. One important action is to breathe. Deeply. Slowly. Thoroughly. It is to rediscover that ability. It is part of what nourishes our inner lives, our souls. To breathe is to recognize the magnificence of […]
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Weigh In

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 9, 2018
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way to Shabbat. A Chasidic story with useful imagery: A man died and was brought before the Heavenly Court. When his wrongdoings and good deeds were placed on the scales, his transgressions far outweighed the good deeds he had done. Suddenly a fur […]
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Ready Torah Portion: Yitro

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 2, 2018
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflections as we move toward Shabbat. This is a week of the potential for magnificence. When history is written, rewritten, examined and re-examined, play by play, minute by minute, a narrative will emerge with new meaning. I’m not speaking of football, though I certainly could! How could anything […]
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