Embracing Anger

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We have so many choices for how to respond to the anger we feel inside.

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Sukkah Hopping Of Days Gone By

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The High Holiday season is filled with rituals and moments that leave a lasting impression on a kid, from Shofar blowing to fasting to Sukkah building to cleaning up busted Butternut squash that fell during Sukkah decoration hanging. For me, one of the most memorable parts of the busy month was the annual Sukkah Hopping […]

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Reflections as Campers Rejoin the Real World

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In the past weeks, parents have welcomed back their children from summer camp. They had been looking forward to hugging their tired, tan bodies and hearing their children’s voices, hoarse from ruach-filled singing. Our kids came home with piles of laundry and the clay sculptures they made in art. They came home carrying with them […]

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Rabbis Respond: June 2019

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Each month, we’re asking rabbis across the Twin Cities a different question (via the Minnesota Rabbinic Association). Here’s the question for June; the answers are as written by the rabbi: In this Pride month, how is your synagogue inclusive of LGBTQ+ Jews? Beth Jacob Congregation On June 28, we are sponsoring a Kiddush in honor […]

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We Cannot Remain Indifferent

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Standing outside Montgomery’s old Greyhound bus station, we read panels that described events from over 50 years ago. Just as we were about to leave, a car pulled up next to us and a gentleman rolled down his window. “I see you all looking at those signs. Let me tell you about them.” For the […]

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