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Loving your neighbor as yourself

Loving your neighbor as yourself

Shalom Chaverim— This week’s parasha, Acharei Mot/Kiddushin, includes the enigmatic scriptural sound byte: V’ahavta l’reyacha k’mocha—And you will love your neighbor as your self.  You will find this tidbit in Leviticus 19:18, which in its entirety reads: “Don’t avenge and don’t bear a grudge against the children of your...


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Giving ourselves permission

Shabbat Shalom Chaverim— Shabbat is such a gift—and yet it’s quite difficult to accept.  To take one day off—to step away from judgment and fear, resentment and animosity, ego and malice—would seem a delicious invitation.  And yet most of us simply will not.  Or cannot.  Yet. So what do...


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A new set of questions this Passover

A new set of questions this Passover

Shabbat Shalom Chaverim— Once again, Passover has passed over leaving in its wake memories of its annual Gastro-symbolic rites, its cobbled together trajectory tale, its multilayered ceremony and sanctimony spanning centuries, its haggadah stitching together Torah and Talmud, The Middle East and the Middle ages, Middle German and Middle...


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