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Shofarot – Rosh Hashanah 2017/5778

Rachel Starr To be honest, I'm not great at listening to wake-up calls. When my alarm goes off in the morning, my hand instinctively reaches for the snooze button. Sometimes--usually--more than once. The shofar is a more visceral wake-up call--one…

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Written and presented by Barbara Davidson When Rabbi Lauren asked me to speak about memory, I immediately thought of my father. My father, Charles David Ross, Charlie as he was known, died thirty years ago this coming Saturday, Shabbat-Yom Kippur,…

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Judaism that Stands for All: Standing For Justice

Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, Yom Kippur 5779/2018 The very first commandment given to the Israelites is the commandment of Rosh Hodesh (and thus the instruction to keep a calendar), received just as they are about to leave Egypt and become…

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Listening as a Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, Kol Nidre 2018/5779 A short questionnaire. Have you ever been in a meeting at work where you were so focused on what you wanted to say that you realize you are no longer listening and have…

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