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"The Ways We Connect" - Kol Ami Newsletter 12-08-2020

12/08/2020 05:30:07 PM

Dec8

Rabbi's Week in Review



As Jews, we connect in two ways, and we can characterize these forms of connectedness as horizontal and vertical. 
 
Our hRead more...

"A More Hopeful Future" - Kol Ami Newsletter 12/01/2020

12/01/2020 05:30:23 PM

Dec1

Rabbi's Week in Review



I got some much needed time away this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with some close family (read: family within our alreadyRead more...

"Our Better Angels" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11-24-2020

11/24/2020 05:30:22 PM

Nov24

Rabbi's Week in Review



This past week in our Shabbat-morning study, we embarked on a discussion about the role of angels in Judaism. As a text for Read more...

"Changing Minds and Hearts" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11-17-2020

11/17/2020 05:30:08 PM

Nov17

Rabbi's Week in Review



My seminary, the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR — the one in NYC, not LA),
held its annual fall retreat last week. It isRead more...

"Keeping calm ... and then carrying on" - Kol Ami newsletter 11-10-2020

11/10/2020 06:00:53 PM

Nov10

Rabbi's Week in Review



This may be getting redundant (I think it was last week that I was talking about emotional stress), but I cannot remember a Read more...

"Feeling the Stress" - Kol Ami Newsletter 11/3/2020

11/03/2020 04:05:08 PM

Nov3

Rabbi's Week in Review



I am feeling the stress.  As I write this two days before the election, I am taking to heart what any number of pundits haRead more...

"A Simple Message: VOTE" - Kol Ami Newsletter 10/27/2020

10/27/2020 07:54:22 PM

Oct27

Rabbi's Week in Review​​​​​​​We (finally!) reach November 3, and hopefully clear through some of the craziness and acrimony that havRead more...

"The Tree of Knowledge and QAnon"- Kol Ami Newsletter: 10/20/2020

10/20/2020 08:00:23 PM

Oct20

Rabbi's Week in Review



Last week, we read in our Torah about the Tree of Knowledge. While the common assumption and/or interpretation is that Adam Read more...

"No one right way to be a family"- Kol Ami Newsletter 10-13-2020

10/13/2020 07:01:23 PM

Oct13

Rabbi's Week in Review



Fay and I had special joy this week to be part of the wedding of my son, Solomon, and a member of the Kol Ami family, Lisa. Read more...

"In Gratitude"- Kol Ami Newsletter 10-07-2020

10/07/2020 09:14:40 AM

Oct7

Rabbi's Week in Review



I have often said that of all the categories of prayer, my favorite is gratitude. As it states in Midrash, Vayikra Rabbah, iRead more...

"How Come?"- Kol Ami Newsletter 09-30-2020

09/30/2020 05:05:38 PM

Sep30

Rabbi's Week in Review



The beauty of the Jewish calendar is the way in which it flows from an emotional perspective.  Having completed the difficuRead more...

Honoring the memory of RBG- Kol Ami Newsletter 09-23-2020

09/23/2020 05:51:22 PM

Sep23

Rabbi's Week in Review



This Rosh Hashanah began with the sad news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  There is an understanding that thoRead more...
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