Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lech Lecha 5773–Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Where is God Telling You to Be? Are You there?

We move from the righteous Noah to the righteous Avraham. Interestingly, we are all the children of Noach (right?), but it is Avraham who we revere as the first of the Avot (forefathers). How was Avraham’s righteousness different and better … Continue reading

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Parshat Noach 5773–Shabbat Torah Study–Where are your steering your ark?

What do we make of the Ark in the flood story? It is certainly the tool used to save that portion of creation that God chooses to perpetuate. It is the singular place of safety in a stormy sea. In … Continue reading

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Beresheit 5773–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom Synagogue–Rabbi Bergman–Will this be new a new beginning for you?

How wonderful to begin the annual cycle of reading the Torah once again. The stories of Genesis are very familiar to us—or so we think. Unfortunately, many of us learned the stories as children and there our knowledge and understanding … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5773–Torah Study at Adat Shalom–We Want Moshiach Now!

We are in the home stretch—or should I say the sukkah stretch of our holy day season. Sunday is Hoshanah Rabah, Monday is Shemini Atzeret with Yizkor, Monday evening and Tuesday  we celebrate Simchat Torah. It is nice that our … Continue reading

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Ha’azinu 5773–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom–Listen Carefully to Ruth Bergman

Yom Kippur gave me a renewed sense of connection with God and the wisdom of our sages built on the Torah. I hope it did for you as well.  Rabbi Bergman’s “Ask The Rabbi” session on Yom Kippur afternoon was … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shuvah 5773–Parshat Vayelech–Shabbat Torah Study–Rabbi Aaron Bergman–Returning by Going Forward

This will be Shabbat Shuvah. It is the Shabbat during the Aseret Yamei Teshuvah, falling in the 10 days from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah to the end of Yom Kippur. We call it Shabbat Shuvah because we are (or … Continue reading

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