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[audio m4a="http://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/shlach-lcha-5776.m4a"][/audio] Shabbat Shlach L'cha 5776 We logic constantly with If-Then statements. “If you do the dishes, then I’ll take care of the laundry,” we negotiate with our partners. “If you surpass your sales goals,” your supervisor tells you, “then you earn a bonus at the end...

[audio mp3="http://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/62416.mp3"][/audio] This summer,  Hevreh welcomes talented cantors and student cantors to our bima. If you missed services this week, take a listen! Shanna brought us some powerful and moving new tunes....

  [audio mp3="http://www.hevreh.org/wp-content/uploads/REL-RDTABLE-06-12-16.mp3"][/audio] This past week on the Religious Roundtable, I interviewed my dear friend, Rabbi Marc Katz. He has a new book coming out called The Heart of Loneliness. Take a listen to our conversation....

Parashat Bamidbar 5776 This Shabbat, we begin a new book of Torah, Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers. We call it Numbers out of its Latin rendering, Numeri, which was taken from the Greek name Arithmoi, “chosen in recognition of the extensive statistical material that opens this...

[audio m4a="http://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="http://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...