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Rabbi’s Corner: Stones of Remembrance, Stones of Meaning

My niece Katie and I performed an act of chesed, lovingkindness, for my late mother this week: we visited her grave in Florida and lovingly cleaned all of the green algae, moss, and shmutz (dirt) that had accumulated on her headstone in the humid Tampa air over the past five ...
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Rabbi’s Corner: Celebrating the Gifts of Our Hands, Hearts, and Spirits

One year ago, Temple Beth Sholom hosted a wonderful artist/scholar-in-residence, Daniel Abramson, for the weekend. One of our goals was to strengthen the sense of community bonds through the creation of a community tallit. If you recall, this was an intergenerational large-scale, painting on silk art project that took all ...
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Rabbi’s Corner: Proud and Jewish – Especially in Difficult Times

My heart breaks for Israel, the world, our country, our town, and especially our children. It seems as if our world is overflowing with violence, hatred, and pain. Often, these seem distant from us and we can almost turn aside. However, the pain is right here in our own backyard and ...
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