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I Leave for Israel Sunday

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 25, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. On Wednesday afternoon, I participated in a zoom meeting with a Knesset member of the new Israeli government. His role is historic.  Rabbi Gilad Kariv, former CEO of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, is now a member of the Knesset […]
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Original Sin

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 18, 2021
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Original sin is really not a Jewish idea. The story of the Garden of Eden and the events that Genesis details in the first chapters of the Bible is about the beginning of responsibility, of our human capacity to make choices regarding good and bad. It started with the two trees in the middle of […]
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What Justice Will Ask Of Us

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On June 17, 2021
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by Dan Marion This year hasn’t been ideal for me, no doubt, but it has, also, clearly been much harder for others. My plans were paused because of COVID-19, but some people lost their lives or lost their loved ones. I worried about my finances because of so much uncertainty, but some were laid off […]
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Our Mission Endures

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 11, 2021
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. Last night, many of us joined together online and onsite to reflect on this past year at our Annual Gathering.  In addition we had a peaceful transition of leadership from the remarkable and devoted Presidency of Marc Maxwell to Laurence […]
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A Peek Into the Future

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 4, 2021
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way to Shabbat. How often is it possible to walk into the future in order to examine it? In this week’s portion, Moses sent, by “God’s command”, specific leaders of the community to enter Canaan to reconnoiter the land. We receive no impression while […]
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