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Setting before you blessing and curse
August 18, 2017

Setting before you blessing and curse

Shabbat Shalom Chaverim— Oh, sweet Shabbes! It can feel so hard to accept the gift of a full day of peace and rest when there is so much unchecked anger, loss, pain and frustration in...


Question authority?
August 11, 2017

Question authority?

Shabbat Shalom, Chaverim— Our son, Michael, and I went to the “Summer of Love” exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco today. After a few hours of staring at Stanley Mouse and Alton...


The illusion of purity and everyday messy holiness
June 30, 2017

The illusion of purity and everyday messy holiness

Shalom Chaverim— This week’s Torah Portion, Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1) begins with what might be considered a Jewish koan, one of those pesky Zen riddles, statements, or paradoxes to be meditated upon in the hopes of...


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