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Like No Other Moment in the Year

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 18, 2019
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Welcome again to “Shabbat Awakenings!” Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way to Shabbat and this week, to Simchat Torah. Listen to Shabbat Awakenings as a podcast HERE The Torah is not a book. The dictionary defines a book as a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together […]
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Grief and Memory Hold Hands

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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Grief and memory hold hands as broken-hearted we find our way through the Jewish year. Grief and memory hold hands as we search for solace, as we travel from impermanence to joy, from narrowness to freedom, to wisdom and learning, to renewal and return. Such that when we return to them in this moment of […]
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Provocative Kugel: What Will I Make of My Life Today?

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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“I saw your vagina ad. Yuck,” the email read, “was that really necessary?” The criticism came rolling in. And why? In response to a sign that was bold, bright, hip, and funky, plastered on kiosks throughout the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan that read: “Even if you think kugel is an exercise you […]
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Intentional About the Unitentional

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 11, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.  This week I offer my sermon from Yom Kippur.  You can listen to it HERE I. MORAL MYOPIC RECKLESSNESS As the summer of 1787 faded to fall, the free people of the United States, finding the Constitution folded into their newspapers and […]
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By the Light of the Moon: Living Jewishly in the Modern World

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 8, 2019
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So what do we do? How do we live, and how have we lived, from summer weekend to summer weekend, from month to month, and year to year, century to century amid circles and circles of sorrow? Whether personal, communal, national or global, how do we live and how have we lived when it seems as if we go from destruction to destruction to destruction, from grieving to yearning to wailing?
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Beyond and Because of Antisemitism

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 4, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and the High Holy Days. This week I offer my sermon from Rosh Hashanah. If you prefer to listen to it as a podcast, go HERE When did you first realize that antisemitism[i] might be about you? Of course you remember. […]
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Imperfect

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 27, 2019
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and this week Rosh Hashanah.   Tis the season of imperfection! What kind of religious tradition does that? Turns out, it is ours. Created in the image of the Divine,aren’t we supposed to mirror Him? Her? They? It? Turns out, […]
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Prepare to Apologize

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 20, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Saying sorry does not mean that the apology is accepted. What matters is awareness and recognition of the mistake, and a willingness to correct it and to make it right. Today many gathered around City Hall for a climate strike to demand action […]
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Loyalty

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 6, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakening, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. I offer here an abbreviated version of the D’var Torah I offered last Shabbat. This Shabbat Awakening is about loyalty. If anyone wonders why a topic would present itself these days, well…welcome back from vacation. Over these past weeks, we have moved into […]
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