Category Archives: Weekly On-line Rabbi’s D’var-Torah

Some thoughts about the week’s Torah portion.

Twenty Years?!

Sometimes, I read news articles or social media posts and I am struck by how different I am from some people. It is hard for me to understand how someone can look at a public official who forcibly kissed and … Continue reading

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It’s Light

At this time of year, as the days grow ever shorter, we are reminded of the power of light. We may take for granted the artificial lights that stave off the darkness in our homes, on our streets, in stores … Continue reading

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Was That So Hard?

When Gen. John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, referred to Gen. Robert E. Lee as an “honorable man” and the “men and women of good faith” on both sides of the US Civil War, it clearly rubbed some … Continue reading

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Listen to Her Voice

I keep thinking that I’m ready to move on to a new subject, but there’s a subject that doesn’t seem to want me to move on.  In the last few days, there have been more accusations leveled at Harvey Weinstein, … Continue reading

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Oy, The Headlines!

In general, I love reading about Jews in the news.  Whenever I see a local news item about a member of our community, I read it with pride and then (of course) I share it in our FB group. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Let’s Dance!

As we complete the annual cycle of reading the Torah tonight at 5pm, and begin with Genesis all over again, here are some facts about the Torah Scroll which is so central to this festival and to our people: A … Continue reading

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Help! We Need a Doctor!

In 1981, there were a handful of cases of a strange flu and several dozen cases of an unknown skin cancer that hit members of the gay communities in San Francisco and New York City.  From this somewhat “modest” beginning, … Continue reading

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