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Installation Sermon: Har Sinai Congregation

Our Shabbat bridges a borderline between Torah tales. Morning will speak the story of Jacob. Last week, Jacob sights angels ascending and descending a ladder at a place he names Beth-El.  This week, at the transit-point of Jabbok, he struggles with a “being”, and transitions in name from Jacob, “the heel” – to Israel, “one […]

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THE 4TH JULY DREAM

“An uninterpreted dream is like a letter that is not opened” says the Talmud[i]. We Jews have long been dream interpreters. From my famous namesake Joseph who dreamed of his rise from the depths of a pit to a high command in Egypt, and who was able to interpret the dreams of his guards and […]

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