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  • Listening More Than We Speak

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    August 10, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Having just come off Tisha B’Av, not only do we focus on the parasha, Va’etchanan, but this is also Shabbat Nachamu, the healing Shabbat of Comfort, so named because we read the words of Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1).

    Having spent the...

  • Revisionist History: Parashat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

    August 2, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    My grandmother loved to tell family stories in which key details were changed. Sometimes she swapped out one time period or location for another. Sometimes key characters were replaced or motivations recast. More than slips of memory, these alterations were her way of putting the...

  • Taking time for yourself

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    August 28, 2008 | 12:02 am

    Camp ended not long ago. Children and counselors went home, and after months of jumping, screaming, singing, crying, dancing and laughing, now there is stillness and quiet.

    The dining room echoes as my feet step across a wide, empty floor once filled with tables and benches....

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