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  • Hebron – the city of the patriarchs – has become the cradle of occupation

    2 weeks ago

    On Shabbat of Nov. 7, in synagogues across the Jewish world, the parsha (portion) of “Chayei Sarah” (“Life of Sarah”) was read from the Torah. It tells the story of the first real estate purchase by Jewish patriarchs in the Holy Land — Abraham’s acquisition of the Cave of the...

  • Chayei Sarah: Life and Death

    November 12, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    The title of this week’s parsha, Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah), is a bit misleading at it is book-ended by the deaths of Sarah and Avraham. But, it is also filled with a celebration of life. Avraham dies in old age, but only after...

  • Coming Together

    November 8, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Our congregation recently sent some congregants off on their first trip to Israel with a tefilat haderkekh — a prayer for a safe journey:

    Holy One of Blessing,

    Even though we know You are everywhere,

    when we journey toward the Holy Land —

    we expect — we hope — You will be...