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Rabbi’s Blog

[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...

Albert Einstein was once was asked to explain his theory of relativity. Einstein explained it this way, “Put your hand on a hot stove for five minutes, it feels like eternity. Spend five minutes with an attractive woman, it feels like a split second.” Time is relative....

Rabbis Hirsch and Gordon delivered this sermon together, each reflecting on the meaning of the Song of the Sea. Rabbi Neil Hirsch -- In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, economic and political pressures, coupled with famine in Ethiopia drove many there to migrate into neighboring...

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...

This past Shabbat, we were again reminded of the fragility of peace and wholeness, as acts of terror rippled through the city of Paris. Throughout this weekend, the news has grown only more disheartening, as further reports of violence came from Jerusalem, Beirut, and Kenya,...

Parashat Toldot 5776 November 13, 2015 | Rosh Hodesh Kislev   Each time our Confirmation class meets, I start our gatherings with what I call “Highs & Lows.” This is our regular check in. It’s a chance for everyone to share something from their week, since we saw...