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I Am Because of You

Why be part of a congregation? Can’t I just be spiritual by myself? Why do I need organized religion? Why do I need a Har Sinai Congregation? Let me begin in Africa. Boyd Varty grew up on the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa and he tells the story of a baby elephant called Elvis. […]

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Kehillah Kedosha – Building Our Holy Community

Drama. The Yiddish writer S. Ansky, in his play The Dybbuk, described it with these words: “Once a year… the High Priest enters the Holy of Holies in order to pronounce the ineffable name of God. And at this immeasurably holy and awesome moment the High Priest and the people of Israel are in the […]

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MY GRANDMA LIL

A fictional tale in honor of Grandma Lillian and all the amazing mothering aunts in my life. Let me tell you about my Grandma Lil. She was the best cook in the world, well at least I thought so, and that thought was shared by many others. One day, my Grandma Lil thought she would […]

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