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Yom Kippur D’var Torah 5778 by Latifa Berry Kropf

We humans are storytellers. When we don’t understand something we make up a story about it like creation stories. To teach lessons we tell stories like Aesop’s fables & stories in the Torah. To remember our family histories we tell stories. These stories are often told from generation to generation. It’s one of the ways […]

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Dvar Torah from Rosh Hashana 5778 (2017) by Heena Reiter, Rabbinic Pastor

I am going to talk today about faith. First I’ll lay the groundwork with some general thoughts about on being a human being, especially when things are difficult – or, as some prefer to say, challenging – and about how, for some people, faith seems to make life less difficult. Then I’ll share what I […]

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Reb Zalman’s Blessings Upon Us

On July 3, 2014, on a day while his students (now teachers), and their students (also now teachers), and the students of their students gathered for the annual week of Advanced Studies [Smicha Week] in rabbinics, cantorial skiils, rabbinic pastor skills and spiritual direction, our beloved teacher, rebbe and ‘Zaide’ [grandfather], Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, age […]

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