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Rabbis should offer hope on the High Holidays. What if I can’t? J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| August 20, 2021

I was a writer before I became a rabbi and High Holiday sermons usually come easily to me. Some years I have so many ideas and teachings and hopes to share that I accidentally write more sermons than I need to give

Rabbis Are Supposed to Offer Hope on the High Holidays. What if I Can’t? – Jewish Exponent

| August 18, 2021

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat I was a writer before I became a rabbi, and High Holiday sermons usually come easily to me. Some years I have so many ideas and teachings and hopes to share that I accidentally write more sermons than I need to give. Not this year

A great leader dies — and with him, a whole generation – Religion News Service

| August 18, 2021

Rabbi Richard Hirsch, long time leader of Reform Judaism in the United States, Israel, and worldwide has died at the age of 95. But, this death was not his alone

Rabbi Yoel Kahn retires after 36 years of service to Bay Area Jews J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| August 18, 2021

Thirty-six years after landing his first job out of rabbinical school, Rabbi Yoel Kahn has decided the time has come to retire. He had held multiple Bay Area pulpit and Jewish agency jobs over the decades, but since 2007 had served as senior rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. And it was from that Reform pulpit he announced recently he would be stepping down.

Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman: The start of a new year can be both scary and exciting – GoErie.com

| August 18, 2021

Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman| Special to the Erie Times-News Jews celebrate the new year in much the same way as college students and public school teachers: in the fall. Our new year, called Rosh Hashana, is far more similar to the beginning of the academic year than it is to the secular new year. There is anxiety and trepidation about the coming year, like it was the first day of school, because we celebrate the day by reflecting on our past deeds and anticipating the future year to come

Q & A With Rabbi Ahron Rapps – Yated.com

| August 18, 2021

Question When someone dies, candles are lit in the house of the people sitting shivah. What is the connection between the neshomah of a person and candles

Earth Etude for Elul 10: Too Much of a Good Thing, or When All You’ve Ever Wanted Is Really Too Much – jewishboston.com

| August 18, 2021

While its always a good thing to conserve our blessings, setting up a water barrelphysical or metaphoricto save blessings like water against a future drought, its also important to express our gratitude and to savor the blessings we have received in life. The overgrown plants in my back yard may be feeling to me like just too muchbut when I give myself a chance to focus on them, I can be aware of the miracles present in my yard on an everyday basis.

Daily Joke: Priest Is Curious about a Sheet of Paper the Chief Rabbi Gives the Pope Every Year – AmoMama

| August 18, 2021

Every year, the Chief Rabbi visited Vatican City. On getting there, he would walk to where the Pope sits and stand there. For his visits, the Chief Rabbi always carried a linen bag and would give the Pope a worn-out and dusty piece of paper

I moved my family back in with my parents at the start of the pandemic. After a lovely year and a half, I’m rethinking the dream of the single-family…

| August 18, 2021

The author's two children in their grandparent's backyard. Rabbi Yael Buechler When the pandemic began, my husband and I left New York City with our two young sons to live with my parents. After almost a year and a half, we are finally moving out and back to the city

Key detective in Neulander investigation charged with perjury in Philly case – Courier Post

| August 18, 2021

AP Top Stories August 13 P Heres the latest for Friday, August 13: Taliban seizes more Afghan cities; FDA says some got extra vaccines early; Houston schools defy Texas mask ban; Extreme heat his nations capital.


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