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Nov 20, 2018, 1:23 AM
Dreams: ‘God’s Forgotten Language’
A couple of years ago, while training to become a certified spiritual counselor, I discovered Dream Work, and – as a lover of symbolism, narrative and deep inner work – I was immediately hooked. I was never someone who wrote...
Nov 13, 2018, 1:50 PM
Parshat Vayera – Covenant of Salt
Covenant of Salt - (Genesis Chapters 18-22) This week we read a few of the most important and fundamental stories in the bible and learn how things are interpreted in the light of the New Testament. We read about Abraham,...
Nov 1, 2018, 7:19 AM
Thank you Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue
Dear Rabbi Myers, Please accept my condolences on the terrible murders of your congregants and fellow Jews this past Shabbat. I want to express my deep admiration and appreciation of your gracious welcome to President Donald Trump, his family and aides...
Oct 30, 2018, 7:01 AM
Vayera: Two Types of Joys of Wealth
This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy At the ripe old age of ninety years old, our matriarch Sarah gives birth to Isaac. The name Isaac in Hebrew is Yitzchak and means...
Oct 28, 2018, 10:45 AM
What killed Sarah
Yesterday, as Jews worldwide read about the Binding of Isaac in Genesis 22, 11 people were slaughtered at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. In my house, we learned about it as the Sabbath ended, bringing back the...
Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Oct 28, 2018, 7:14 AM
"This is My covenant," God told Abraham in the weekly Torah portion we read last Shabbat. "Which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised... And it shall...
Oct 26, 2018, 7:08 PM
Measuring outcomes is something we like to do. Results matter. What are the numbers on the economy? On jobs? Yet outcomes don’t always convey as much as we think. Sandy Koufax elected not to play in a World Series game...
Oct 26, 2018, 11:37 AM
The miracle of the ram
When God created the world, it included testing Abraham with the command to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Vayera)
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Oct 26, 2018, 9:11 AM
Why did Sarah laugh?
In Parshat Lech Lecha, God changed Avram’s name to Avraham, promised him and his descendents the Land of Israel and commanded him to perform the mitzvah of Brit Milah (the covenant of circumcision). God then changed Sarai’s name to...
Oct 25, 2018, 9:42 PM
Sodom’s Destruction and the Dead Sea
Mount Sodom in the Judean Desert provides its visitors and hikers with a stunning view over the Dead Sea that brings to life one of the Bible's most infamous stories. Known in Arabic as Jabl al-Sdum, this mountain has...