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Planetary Inflluences

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 7, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move into Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. Each morning, I have a routine. When the alarm sounds, I reach for my phone. An email from The New York Times and CNN have already arrived in my inbox.  Lying flat on my bed […]
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Continue the Work of Congressman John Lewis

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 24, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. Competent inspiring leaders have an impact that ripples out into eternity. Since the death of Congressman John Lewis one week ago, we have heard of his courage, tenacity, and humanity with the full […]
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Melancholy and Hope

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 17, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. This is a melancholy time of year. I don’t need to hear the statistics, as informative as they are, to know that people feel unease, apprehension and disquiet. The questions outnumber the answers […]
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The Broken Passions

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 10, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. The Torah scribes sometimes deliver a message to us in the way they used their calligraphy to form of a word.   It happens in this week’s Torah portion, Pinchas, with the word, Shalom, a most familiar word and concept.  But, the […]
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Frederick Douglass’ Speech

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On July 3, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat, which is on July 4th this year. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to […]
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Forty Days

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 26, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. I’m still stuck on last week’s Torah portion.  In Sh’lach Lecha, Moses sent twelve scouts into the land of great promise.  The place they had left slavery for.  The scouts returned to Moses […]
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Reform Jewish Leadership Statement

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 19, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. I share with you this week the important statement by the combined organizations of the Reform movement regarding Black Lives Matter and the call to justice to eradicate white supremacy in our country.  What follows, including the resources offered, help each of us […]
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Ruach

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 12, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. These are the words I shared as part of the Annual Gathering Thursday night. The Israelites were getting used to their new normal.  Slaves no more, they had to deal with uncertainty and […]
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Forgive Us, Pardon Us, Grant Us Atonement

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 5, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. We are months away from Yom Kippur, and yet our tradition teaches that seeking forgiveness must happen every day.  This past Yom Kippur, I offered an addition to our prayer Al Cheyt, for […]
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