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  • Torah portion: Lingering hopes

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    November 12, 2014 | 10:27 am

    Parashat Chayei Sarah comes to us again this year in a time of wistfulness and worry, arriving as hostilities in Jerusalem and Hebron heat up. One would be hard-pressed to guess from the gentle stories told in Chayei Sarah of the deaths and burials of Sarah, Abraham and Ishmael...

  • 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...