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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Chayei Sarah with Rabbi Alan Henkin

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 6, 2015 | 3:59 am

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Alan Henkin, Director of Rabbinic Placement at CCAR. Rabbi Henkin was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1980, and he holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the School of Religion at the University of Southern...

  • Torah portion: Love and loss —  two ways about it

    November 4, 2015 | 1:10 pm

    Last week, I had a root canal. It turns out that I had a crown that had never been permanently cemented — I only received temporary cement that eventually washed away, allowing bacteria to move in. 

    I could not believe I had not gone back to the dentist to have it permanently...

  • 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...