Rabbi Steve Cohen: Two Abrahams

Rabbi Steve Cohen: Two Abrahams Shabbat Shalom! This evening I am thinking of our two great Abrahams. First, Abraham the father of the Jewish people, who lived about 4,000 years ago and whom we meet once again in this week’s Torah portion. And also Abraham Lincoln, who 150 years ago led the United States through [...]

2020-11-02T13:35:55-08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Joel Block: The Honest Struggle

Joel Block: The Honest Struggle All of us, throughout our lives, often have to make choices between what we think we ought to do and what we think is good for us.  This pandemic has only exacerbated that dilemma.  I am a committed Reform Jew, and that means that I believe that it is incumbent upon me, and all [...]

2020-09-15T15:15:04-07:00September 21st, 2020|

Judy Karin: Teshuvah for Everyone?

Judy Karin: Teshuvah for Everyone? “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou “There’s just something unsustainable about an environment that demands constant atonement but actively disdains the very idea of forgiveness.” ― Elizabeth Bruenig When a friend makes a mistake, the friend remains [...]

2020-09-15T15:03:31-07:00August 17th, 2020|
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