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Yom Kippur thoughts

Here’s what Rabbi Roberto Graetz of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette sent to his congregation just before Yom Kippur. We are reaching the holiest of all Jewish holy days. It is a day of fasting and prayer, of reflection and silence. Rabbi Larry Tabick in a light tone reminds us of the essential nature of the…

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A Bright New Year Begins

The new year will begin next week. Every year at this time I reflect on the blessings that have been given to me. That I was born into the most prosperous country on earth. That I enjoy great freedoms, among them religious freedom. That my family is happy and healthy, that I live in a…

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Free and Low Cost High Holy Day Services

August 27, 2007 Dear Interfaith Families and Friends, Just wanted to send you a quick note with some FREE and LOW COST High Holiday options. You can go online to look at the services schedule at synagogues near you. You’ll find information about buying High Holy Day tickets. Remember that Jewish Community Information and Referral…

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Looking ahead to the High Holy Days

If this is August (or late July), then the High Holy Days are near! Every year I get calls and emails asking about where to go for the High Holy Days. Pretty soon you too will be thinking about this. What if you’re not affiliated, in an interfaith relationship and thinking of attending services –…

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When the student is ready

(Yoga class at synagogue) I have always liked these two teachings: “Make a teacher for yourself and acquire for yourself a companion.” Pirkei Avot/The Ethics of our Fathers 1:6 When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Zen proverb Haven’t you notice that once you become interested in something new – a word, an…

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