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[audio m4a="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/5776.m4a"][/audio] Looking at this week's Torah portion, Parashat B'har, I'd like to focus on one of the last verses that we find in the portion for this week. Here is the good news: This is the next to last portion in all of Leviticus. Next week, as...

[audio m4a="https://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/Spritual-Time-Management.m4a"][/audio] Parashat Emor 5776 Shalom Chaverim Shabbat To get us into a little bit of word of Torah, I want to start with two brief stories, two small vignettes, as I've been learning about how seasons work here in the Berkshires. They were two brief conversations that...

Shabbat shel Pesach 5776 I want to explore a topic with you that may be foreign. In fact, the topic is surprisingly foreign for a spiritual and religious community like ours. The topic is praise. How is praise a foreign concept? After all, what are we doing...

Parashat Vayikra 5776 Father Charles Coughlin was a Roman Catholic priest, whose impact was felt across the 1930's, gaining national attention through his syndicated radio show. Over his nine years on the air, he gained an audience of approximately 30 million listeners. An early iteration of...

Parashat Tetzaveh 5776 45 years ago, this month, Carole King released her now legendary album titled Tapestry. Looking over the song list, each one has become a classic in its own right, song like "I Feel the Earth Move," "So Far Away," "Will You Love Me...

This past Shabbat, we premiered From Strength to Strength: Hevreh at 40. This film tells the story of our community over the first 40 years of its life. Over 60 hours of oral history footage was taken, and that now lives in our congregational archives. https://youtu.be/_bYVXKGydv0 We owe thanks to...