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The Seventh Person from the Left

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 5, 2016
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In Memory of Elie Wiesel He is the seventh person from the left. All of them are gaunt men, younger and older, staring into the camera. Squeezed onto the planks that are supposed to serve as a place to sleep in the prisoner barracks of the concentration camp. But this iconic picture is a picture […]
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I Am With You

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 1, 2016
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As I begin to serve as senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston, I want to share with you what I told the congregation on the eve of my selection for this great honor.   Nafshi keshora nafshecha My soul is bound up with yours These words are part of the Joseph narrative Describing the […]
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No Mention of Iran, Congress, or Nuclear Weapons

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 2, 2015
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The moon in the sky tonight will be full.  We should be able to see it in its entirety. And just as it waxed to wholeness, it will wane back to a sliver, only to start the cycle again.  But then, it will not only be a new moon.   It will be a new year […]
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Rabbi Zecher blogs from Israel: Strengthen the Core

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 23, 2015
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              My trip with AIPAC ended two days ago. But, I am still here in Israel. I chose to spend time with my brother and the rest of his family in Jerusalem. I wanted to settle into a different kind of lifestyle of Israeli living than the one I […]
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Rabbi Zecher blogs from Israel: A Beautiful Paradox

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 16, 2015
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  • Israel, Rabbi Zecher
            Part of me wishes I could say I have figured it all out.  We have met with members of Knesset, Israeli academics, representatives from the Arab community, and Palestinian leaders and business people. We have traveled intellectually through difficult conversations on rocky terrain trying to understand this complex reality […]
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Rabbi Zecher blogs from Israel: New Puzzle Pieces

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 14, 2015
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We landed to the news that the US had reached an agreement with Iran over the extensive negotiations regarding sanctions and its nuclear program. We walked off the plane checking our phones quoting headlines and reactions as we headed toward the passport check area. While some world leaders rejoiced at the long sought resolution, others in Israel were less […]
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Rabbi Zecher blogs from Israel: On My Way

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 13, 2015
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I’m traveling to Israel today because AIPAC honored me with an invitation to join 19 other rabbis from Reform and Conservative congregations to explore Israel from multiple vantage points.  We will be meeting with Knesset members, activists on the West Bank, Arab and Palestinian leaders, religious and secular Jews, Muslims, and Christians.  They all reflect […]
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