Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Av 19, 5776

By:
Rabbi Lawrence Troster
We can work together to bring about a real tikkun olam , healing of our broken world so that future generations will bless the work of our hands.
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By:
Rabbi Annie Lewis
What does it mean to make oneself like a wilderness? Unlike private property, in the ownerless wilderness there are no walls and no gatekeepers. It is a place of uncertainty and expansiveness, of majesty and possibility. When we make ourselves like a wilderness, we open our hearts and minds to being changed by what we encounter.
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By:
Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit
The “iffy” nature of our being, and our ability to heal and hurt, commit and flee, follow and rebel is a challenge to the divine cosmic constant. To stay in relationship and maintain connection with hopefulness and forgiveness, we need to also make space for health, anger and acknowledging fear.
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By:
Rabbi Chaim Galfand
Perhaps holiness does not inhere in our realm, but, rather, we take steps in hopes that Hashem’s world will burst through and touch ours — if only temporarily.
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By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
Just as kiddush hashem is an act that causes a non-Jew to praise the God of Israel, an act of hillul hashem causes others to think of Jews and their God as disreputable.
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