Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

A grandmother’s Bat Mitzvah gift: memories of Italy.
By:
Carol Saline
“A llure” said Alessandra, “now we make the sauce per la pasta.” My 13-year-old granddaughter Sarina and I are standing by an old table in the simple family kitchen of a farmhouse outside of Florence where we have come for two days of Italian cooking lessons. As we chop vegetables and amiably chit-chat in a verbal stew of Italian and...
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The importance of the event timeline.
By:
Gail Snyder
Are you one of those lucky parents with an 11-year-old at home? If so, you are in the enviable position of having your child’s B’nai Mitzvah experience completely ahead of you — the tutoring sessions, the time spent imagining what the event will look like and where it will take place, and all the planning details and decisions that will...
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NOACH, Genesis 6:9-11:32
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Imagine the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen facing off against Noah in the 1988 vice presidential debate. Noah might make a remark about the great patriarch Abraham, leaving Bentsen to rebut. Imagined another way, Bentsen would probably tell the central character of the biblical flood: “You are no Abraham.” And according to the sages of the Talmud, the senator would be...
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BERESHIT, Genesis 1:1-6:8
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
We have spent the last weeks pursuing new beginnings. We have tried to repair old wrongs and move on from them, we have identified habits and relationships that we want to renew or begin anew. Now we come to the new beginning of the Torah — Genesis, the first portion of the first book. In Hebrew, the Torah begins with...
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By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
The holiday of Sukkot that we are celebrating this week centers on the Sukkah, the fragile structure with three walls and a roof of leaves and branches in which we eat, rest, study and even sleep during the holiday. The Torah teaches us that living to the extent possible in the Sukkah is the primary observance of Sukkot, since even...
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