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Eight Ways to Tell the Story of Hanukkah

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On December 27, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and this week Hanukkah. Below are eight different and interconnected ways to tell the story of Hanukkah.  Enjoy with latkes and donuts! 1. The story of Hanukkah focuses on a small band of fighters led by Judah Maccabee who refused to […]
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Menschy

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On December 20, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.  If you’d prefer to listen to it as a podcast, please visit TI Clergy Corner HERE. “Does the word mensch just describe a man?” The speaker asked a group of Jewish leaders. Voices rose from the crowd in the affirmative. Then the speaker answered […]
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Hatred and Hope

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On December 13, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. I want to write about hope, about something positive. But, this week it is difficult. In the midst of another antisemitic attack in Jersey City at a kosher market, with hatred heaped upon bias, it is not easy to find light […]
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Royal Autocracy

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On December 6, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Listen to it as a podcast HERE. Kings do not need to testify. They don’t need to judge or be judged. Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:2 clearly stated this allowance. Deuteronomy allowed kings to keep many horses but not many wives, lest his heart go astray. […]
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