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Jewish Journal

Rabbi David Baron

  • Listen and Respond

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On the New Year we learn to pay closer heed to the words we speak, their impact on others and the subtle messages our words convey. As we listen more acutely to the call for help from others, we also take upon ourselves the duty to respond in a timely manner and rally around those in...
  • A Place at the Table

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago I invited a Mormon family to our seder. The presence of non-Jewish guests in our home changed the dynamic in many ways, not the least of which was our newfound enthusiasm for giving clear and thorough explanations of the rituals we observe each year. This Mormon...
  • Victory of a Blessing

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There are times in our lives where after periods of struggle and conflict, we seek peace and quiet.

    As life would have it, the term of tranquility is short, but we can emerge from these times strengthened both physically and spiritually.

    "Vayeshev Ya'akov -- And Jacob settled down...

  • What I Really Asked Mel Gibson

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Can an alcoholic who was poisoned with his father's anti-Semitism use a moment of naked exposure to confront his bigotry? Can he ever hope to cleanse himself of this deeply-seated hatred or is he forever doomed?

    Will he turn his life around and begin using his celebrity and wealth...

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