The Binding of Isaac by Carl Schneider

A Commentary on Gen. 22:1-19 by Carl Schneider The Bible tells us Abe and Ike To Mount Moriah took a hike, To do the sacrificial bit. Who was the victim?  Ike was it! This was no simple weekend frolic. The whole event was quite symbolic. Abe was the subject of...

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Breaking Bread on Broad Prayer by Ellen Poster

From Psalm 11 – a Sukkot Prayer for Breaking Bread on Broad Families Inspired by Rabbi Eli Freedman’s Sukkot sermon for 2020 There is a catastrophe happening.     The foundations have crumbled and lie like broken bricks on the sidewalk. Every Wednesday morning, a line of families straggles from the...

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RS Statement on Anti-Racism

The divine image has been diminished by the recent unconscionable killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon Reed, Tony McDade, and countless others, manifestations of systemic racism that has for many years pervaded the education, justice, economic, and healthcare systems, and now COVID-19 trends of our city and nation. Jewish tradition teaches:...

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Inaugural Address 2020: President Hank Bernstein

Thank you, Michael, for your kind introduction and for serving as my mentor and guide throughout this last year, helping, along with Rabbi Maderer, to prepare me for this role. I believe I now have a more complete understanding of my role, and, from what I’ve seen, if I can...

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