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  • Make it Count

    By Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever noticed yourself counting the time leading up to an important moment in your life -- the years before a bar mitzvah or golden celebration, the months before a new baby is born, the weeks before a wedding or graduation or even the days before a special birthday?


  • Being There

    By Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    As you think about your day, how many different instances can you think of when someone -- your spouse or significant other, children, a parent, colleagues, an employee or employer, friends, relatives -- wanted or needed your attention. Perhaps one at a time; perhaps all at once....

  • Power of Speech

    By Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    From a very young age, I learned to defend myself against the teasing and taunting of any one of my six siblings with the same defense as so many of us: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me!"

    But, looking back on it, I wonder if I ever really believed...