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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00:00 am

“Thank you (TI) so much. I cannot overstate the impact you all have had on both inspiring me that there are people who want to help accomplish things for kids, and also inspiring the kids to know there are people who believe in them!.."

Temple Israel Task Force on Race and Equality

Posted Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Each year at the seder table, we sing Dayeinu, a rousing song that lists all of the things that God did for the Israelites beginning with the exodus from Egypt. Dayeinu means, “it would have been enough,” and the purpose of the poem is to express gratitude for everything God did. But if we look at each verse closely, we realize that actually, none of those actions alone would have been enough. It wouldn’t have been enough just for God to take us out of the land of Egypt, because the sea still needed to part. It wouldn’t have been enough just for the sea to part, because then we had to get to the wilderness. It wouldn’t have been enough to get to the wilderness, because God still had to provide manna for us to eat. The list goes on and on, and we realize-it is nearly impossible to imagine that it could ever be enough...

What I Noticed When My World Was Told to Stay Home

Posted Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

How can people psychologically prepare themselves for reentering their world once the shelter in place orders are lifted? The reality is, I, as a psychotherapist, and as a person, do not know. At the time of this writing, none of us know...

Why Dedicate a Mezuzah?

Posted Monday, June 8, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

The Torah commands us to inscribe holy words on our doorposts (mezuzot), namely that we should love God, believe in God's oneness, and pass those teachings on to our children. The mitzvah of mezuzah occurs when we affix these words on the doorposts of our homes, schools, and sacred places. Each time we see them, we are reminded of our connection with God and with our heritage, and the commandment to teach our children what matters most...

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