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Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe Bernhard

  • Alike, But Different

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I am one of three totally different children, and my parents have assured me that none of us is adopted.

    I find this hard to believe.

    I am not sure if my siblings have thought about this, but it has certainly crossed my mind a few times. How could three such radically dissimilar...

  • The Path for Growth

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Almost 10 years ago to the day, I was interviewing at Adat Ari El for the position of assistant rabbi. The parsha on which I had to speak was Terumah. I wondered if there was any chance I would get the job.

    Let me explain.

    Some Torah portions lend themselves very easily to sermons....

  • Divine Listening

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "This is the story of Isaac, son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac. Isaac was 40 years old when he took to wife Rebecca, daughter of

    Bethuel of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord responded to...