…try to imagine the joy, the jubilation you would have felt if you had been slaves, then escaped with all your people, and then with an army hunting you down, a sea opened and you got across only to see those chasing you be covered by the waters. Just try and imagine that feeling of relief and release.
Now, try to remember the time in your life that is closest to getting out of a bad situation, escaping danger and attack, finally getting to the other side of a terrible situation?
This week, we are painting the entry way and lounge at the synagogue, and soon we’ll put in some new flooring there also. Big thanks to Michael Levine, Art Greenblott and Len Rubin for their work on this, and to Susan Bloom and Pammy Mittel for their generous help in choosing colors and flooring.
Hello Temple Sinai! This past Friday night, it was exciting seeing so many new faces and returning faces joining our regulars for folk Shabbat. If you tell your friends about our warm, inclusive, fun community and invite them to services, we will grow and flourish. Word of mouth is one of the best things we […]
Last year, when I spoke about this portion, I talked about the psychological drama going on in the battle between Pharoah and Moses, and the tensions between God and Moses.
There are three key moments in our portion that will remind us of all the drama going on.
Hello Temple Sinai! It’s great to be back after having had the creeping crud cold/fever for a week. I am sorry I missed services last Shabbat, but I want to offer a sincere thank you to Mark Leopold and Bruce Hicken for leading those services. This week we have a FOLK SHABBAT at 6:30 on […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Safe travels to those of you who are off to visit your far flung families during the winter break. Whether it is Passover or Christmas, we need to savor and value these times when we get together as families of origin, or families of choice. Life goes by quickly, so take the time […]
Rabbi’s Video of the Week — December 18, 2018 Naomi Shemer was a leading was a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the “first lady of Israeli song and poetry.” Her song “Yerushlayim Shel Zahav” (“Jerusalem of Gold”) written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War that year and reunited […]