Author Archive | Jill Weinthal

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Rabbi’s Corner: Moses and Jethro as Models of Leadership Heading into the Primary Elections

“Vote-by-mail” for the presidential primary elections begins this coming Monday, February 5th, 2024. Where did the last four years go?! Like all registered voters in Orange County, I recently received my Voter Information Guide in the mail. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we have the freedom, privilege, and the right […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere – Remembering MLK, Jr

  This weekend we remember and commemorate the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: civil rights leader, social justice activist, pastor, preacher, husband, father, scholar, orator, dreamer. This week as well, we delve more deeply into the book of Exodus as we read the second portion from this book, Parshat Ve’eira. The book of Exodus relates […]

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Rabbi’s Corner:These Are the Names – V’Eileh Sh’mot

  On this first Shabbat of 2024 we begin reading the first chapter of the book of Exodus, the book of Sh’mot. The word “sh’mot” literally means “names” as the first portion, our parasha for this week, begins “V’eileh sh’mot b’nei Yisrael ha’ba’im Mitzraimah et Ya’akov..These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: “Gifts” That Bring Us Hope

                 Banner in lobby of Providence/St. Joseph’s Hospital. Photo: Rabbi Sharon L. Sobel   Sometimes we receive gifts when we least expect. At times, it is those unexpected gifts that can lift us up and bring us hope when we most need it. Those unexpected gifts can have the most meaningful impact on our lives. […]

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