Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Just one year ago this month, as the High Holidays moved forward, the U.S.economy started tumbling backward. At the very moment when many felt the need to be connected to the world around them, the Jewish calendar dictated that they turn off their iPhones and BlackBerries, and disconnect for multiple days of prayer and reflection. The New York Times even...
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By:
Steven Schwarzman
The economic downturn has caused many of us to think long and hard about rebalancing our investment portfolios, reducing expenses and readjusting our priorities, especially when faced with a job loss, the loss of retirement income or looming medical bills. We know that recovering economically will take thought and effort. We know there really are no shortcuts to riches. Difficult...
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By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
HA'AZINU, Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52 This week's portion, Ha'azinu, begins with an imperative -- "Hear!" Before his passing Moses composed an epic poem recounting the triumphs and travails of Israel's wanderings. He warned his listeners of the pitfalls that would lie ahead upon entering the Promised Land. Heaven and Earth were summoned as witnesses to a renewed covenant solemnized on the Jordan...
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The year 5769 would seem to have provided no shortage of material for High Holiday sermons. The last 12 months have been defined in part by a deepening recession; a war in Gaza, as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan; financial scandals; the growing threat from Iran; as well as a heated debate over the future of health insurance on...
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The sweet smell of fall is in the air, and the High Holidays are upon us. It's the time for fresh fruits and vegetables like apples and squash, pumpkin and pomegranates. As orange is the color du jour , carrots also make their mark in the form of a warm tzimmes. What you might try that's a bit different are...
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