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Parshas Tzav – To Life, To Life, L’Chaim

“Hey, wassup?  How ya doin’? How’s life?” “Nothing major, you know, same old stuff, different day. Can’t wait until summer so I can get away for a few days.”   Does the above conversation sound familiar? No doubt it does. Whether taking place among co-workers, family, or friends, this jaded-sounding interaction, or some variation of …

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Parshas Nitzavim/Vayelech – The Most Wonderful Time of Year

It’s that time of the year again. Shofars are blowing, apples are dipping, briskets are cooking, and honey is sticking. But, most importantly, G-d Himself is calling. With apologies to Andy Williams, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Now admittedly, many Jews view the “Days of Awe” as more awful than awesome, but that …

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Happiness- Purim

Purim – the happiest day of the year. From festive meals with ”spirited” l’chaims, to creative costumes…from upbeat music to lively dancing…there’s no happier, livelier day on the Jewish calendar. As the Megillah itself states, “For the Jews there was light (a reference to Torah), and simcha (rejoicing)…”  Additionally, we recognize that no celebration can …

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Wipe the Slate Clean- a Yom Kippur Message

Go ahead, ask someone. Ask what comes to mind when contemplating the holiday of Yom Kippur. For starters, many will probably question, “What kind of holiday is this?” A fast day, most certainly! A holy, spiritual day, yes. But a holiday? No way!” Holidays are about eating delicious meals with family and friends, getting together and enjoying …

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