Shemot 5781

Shemot 5781 The Final Hour? There arose a new King in Egypt who did not know Joseph [Exodus 1:4]. In life we are ultimately judged by our final hour not

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Miketz 5781

Miketz 5781 Two Chief Cupbearers And the sar hamashkim (the chief cupbearer) did not remember Joseph and forgot him (Genesis 40:23). And the sar hamashkim spoke up and said to

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Shabbat Vayishlach 5781

Shabbat Vayishlach 5781 Of Deborah and Mary Deborah, Rebecca’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Beth El (Genesis 35:8). Deborah’s death is recorded following Jacob’s settling in

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving To Our Ahavath Achim Family: This is a grateful time of year. It is the time when we reflect on our lives, our families, and all the elements

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A Note of Gratitude

A Note of Gratitude Dear Friends, I want to thank those of you who offered condolences to me at the time of my father’s death in October. Of course, I

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Noach 5781

Noach 5781 The First Quarantine Noah and his family stuck in the ark for one year and one week is the first recorded quarantine. I suspect that he was tired

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Succot 5781

Succot 5781 Making Music with What Remains I was saddened, but not surprised, by the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. It was obvious that she was fighting a

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Rosh Hashanah 5781

Rosh Hashanah 5781 Adapting Living with the pandemic is an ongoing challenge. Changes in our lives have affected relationships and altered how and where we do our work, study and

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Shofetim 5780

Shofetim 5780 Life Matters Justice Justice shall you pursue… (Deuteronomy 16:18) If one is found slain… Lying in the field and it is not known who has slain him… The

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He Bent the Arc

He Bent the Arc Reflections on Representative John Lewis The Israelite rebellion in response to the Spies’ report regarding the Land of Israel, found in the Book of Numbers, sealed

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