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Shabbat Shira–Beshalach 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–The Time for Action Is Now

What are you waiting for? Is there something you want in your life, but there seem to be impediments in every direction? Is there something you see that bothers you terribly? Think how the newly freed Hebrew slaves felt with … Continue reading

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Parshat Bo 5777–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom–The Freedom to Do the Right Thing

We often wonder about the tension between “free will” and destiny. Nowhere is this tension more clearly seen than in the Exodus story. “Let my people go,” Moses tells Pharaoh. Pharaoh might have relented in response to a number of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Vayechi 5777–Shabbat Torah Study E-Drash–Becoming Your Blessing and Your Best Self

Every new year (January or Tishrei) should begin with blessings. This week’s Torah portion of Vayechi is replete with them. Jacob blesses Joseph’s children Ephraim and Menashe, basically adopting them as his own children. It is in this portion that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayigash 5777–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom –Why We Are Yehudim

This week’s Parasha includes the great reveal and the reunion of Joseph with his brothers in general and Judah in particular. Joseph is referred to as the Tzaddik—the righteous one. Judah is the brother who recommended that Joseph be sold … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayeishev 5777 and Erev Chanukah–One Light? Give a Kook.

Rabbi Aaron Bergman shared an important teaching about Chanukah last week in the name of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook who was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook, a great Jewish … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Vayeitzei 5777–Shabbat Torah Study– SYNergy Weekend–The Ladder of Life

This week’s Parasha begins with a famous, mystical dream. You remember don’t you? Jacob is about to begin the journey that will define his life. He leaves his home and family. He camps for a night and there dreams of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Share the Joy

We are in the midst of our wonderfully joyous festival of Sukkot. We are specifically instructed to rejoice. We are commanded to make an effort (even if God forbid effort is necessary) to rejoice in our festival. Having experienced Rosh … Continue reading

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