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Friday night services will be held at the home of the Rabbi.  The address is 1506 Victoria Avenue.  Enter via the door nearest the driveway.

This week's parsha

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G‑d Is Carrying Us

This week we read the seventh haftorah of consoling. It is always read on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. It is read with the portion of Nitzavim (and sometimes, Nitzavim-Vayelech)

What is the connection between this haftorah and Rosh Hashanah? What message is there to be found here for the new year?

The parshah begins, “You are all standing here today before G‑d your G‑d.” The day we all stand before G‑d in judgment is Rosh Hashanah.

Read more: G‑d Is Carrying Us

Freeing the Trapped Sparks

We were city kids who spent 99% of our lives in the Jewish neighborhoods of Melbourne. On the infrequent occasions in my childhood when we were schlepped out bush to go hiking with school or camp, you could almost guarantee what would happen at the rest break.

We’d be sitting around on some lonely trail, admiring the scenery or collecting wood, when a teacher or counselor would come running up, all excited.

Read more: Freeing the Trapped Sparks

Get Out of Class

You know so much.

That there is G-d, and that life has meaning and a purpose.

Or that Abraham was thrown into a furnace for standing up for his beliefs, and that G-d gave his descendants the Torah at Sinai.

Or you know how to read the aleph bet.

Or you know a trick or two about marriage.

If you'd take a moment to consider, you'd surely come to the conclusion that you know so much, that you've accumulated much knowledge and experience.

Read more: Get Out of Class

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