Archive by category "Jewish Learning"

Category: Jewish Learning

 
When Creation and Destruction Meet
September 1, 2021
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
The Jewish calendar revolves around the moon. The lunar cycle determines our months, years, and holidays. One date that is determined by the sun......
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The Illumination of the Soul
June 14, 2021
Dov Ben-Shimon Federation CEO
Our deep commitment to this community’s history has taken many forms. I’m deeply proud to live in Greater MetroWest, a community that is rooted in the...
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Juneteenth – One Month Later
July 15, 2020
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
I’m not gonna lie. I was ignorant about Juneteenth until last month....
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Mightily Blessed
February 4, 2020
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
There is a deep and wide and strong stream of rational thought flowing through centuries of Jewish discourse that eschews superstition, omens, amulets...
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There’s a Here- Here
December 19, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
For as long as our collective memory can recall, we have been playing dreidel, winning and losing according to the letters on the four-sided top with ...
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The Thanks-givers
November 26, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
We are thanks-givers. Our very name, Yehudim (Jews), refers to Jacob’s son, Judah, one of the few remaining tribes from which most of us are descended...
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Soothe the Sting, Savor the Sweet
September 25, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
The honey on our Rosh Hashanah tables that quickly gets messy from all of us dipping apples, challah, or what-have-you to symbolize our wishes for a ...
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This Choice Rests with Us
August 1, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
I just received a message from our friends at The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School that Cantor Shimon Vogel needs a...
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When Was the Last Time You Pulled an All-Nighter?
May 29, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
Saturday night June 8 is the first night of Shavuot, which commemorates our receiving the Torah. For hundreds of years this first night has been...
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Jewish Values
March 19, 2019
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
It’s probably a bit unfair, but whenever I hear the expression “Jewish values,” my ears twitch a little. That’s because I think, for the most part, ...
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