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Terumah and Pete Seeger – Bringing God into this World

“This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” These are the words that are etched into Pete Seeger’s banjo.  Seeger, who passed away this week, wrote and lived those words throughout his life.  Whether fighting the hate of racism, war...

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Bo: Expect Goodness

It is the week of resolutions. Are you off on the right foot? How did you strengthen yourself to approach your new beginnings with a full heart, with full intention, and the will to not look back? I found inspiration for this new secular year in a different type of...

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You and I Won’t Recognize Our Grandchildren

With this week’s Torah portion, the book of Genesis comes to an end. Both Jacob and Joseph, and the Egyptian rulers who knew them, pass away, setting up the story of slavery and Exodus coming in the next chapter of our story. Joseph learns that Jacob’s death is near, and...

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What’s A Jewish Comic Strip

Terry & Patty LaBan will talk about their comic strip, Edge City, on Sunday, December 15th from 10:15-11:15 AM at Rodeph Shalom Edge City is a ground-breaking comic strip about a hip, Jewish-American family juggling relationships, careers, and tradition at the fast-pace of modern life. During our Sunday Seminar, Terry...

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Thanksgivukkah!

I imagine most of you have by now been forwarded some email about the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year.  Yes, it is true that the first night of Hanukkah this year is the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving and it is also true that this will not happen again...

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The Face of God

Who here has seen the musical Les Miserable?  I still remember the first time I saw Les Mis –  I remember my parents taking my to the Wang Center in Boston.  It was amazing!  The moving stage, the costumes, the music, the emotion – I was blown away. As I...

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HaDag Nachash, Here I Come!

If you’ve ever seen the Adam Sandler movie, Don’t Mess with the Zohan, you may be familiar with the band, HaDag Nachash.  Their name which literally means Snake Fish, is a Hebrew spoonerism of the phrase Nachag Chadash, a new driver.  Through mixing hip hop and rock, western and eastern...

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