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Nov 3 2016 - 8:21am | Comments: 0

The demonstrations occur on the first day of each Hebrew Month, and today is Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, the first day of the month of Cheshvan. There was a demonstration this morning, but it was more than a mere demonstration. There were fisticuffs with men and women holding Torahs.


Aug 24 2016 - 11:05am | Comments: 0

Rabbi Douglas Kohn
August 19, 2016 

Soon, in Rio, the Olympics will conclude. Thousands of world-class athletes, and hopefully, world class human beings, will have competed one against the other, to demonstrate talents and abilities on the fields and rivers, in arenas and stadiums,...

Apr 11 2016 - 5:15pm | Comments: 0

Remarks delivered by Rabbi Jen Gubitz on the occasion of a Shabbat service in which the choirs of United Parish, Brookline, and Temple Shir Tikva enriched the service with the singing of psalms. 

In great distress, the once strong King Saul lay in his bed and begged his servants for...

Mar 24 2016 - 2:56pm | Comments: 2

Rabbi Doug Kohn
March 23, 2016 

This week we read in the Torah (Parashat Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36), once again, of laws pertaining to sacrifice and the ancient priestly responsibilities. Now, we know that the word in Hebrew commonly used to connote “sacrifice” is korban – which...

Mar 18 2016 - 4:34pm | Comments: 0

Sing a new song to God, the Psalmist urges us. Let it be something unique, something playful and creative! Sing something fresh, compose a melody that is sweet or poignant and meaningful! Take a risk, craft something that you put out into the world, be proud of the tune that is uniquely yours!...

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