July 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Diving into the Tradition Tish’ah be-Av and Yom Kippur: Two Very Different Fasts Perhaps because it falls in the middle of summer, or because its content is upsetting, Tish’ah be-Av is frequently overlooked by non-Orthodox Jewish communities in...

June 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Diving into the Tradition During one of the learning sessions on Shavu’ot, we explored the history behind the emergence of the modern Jewish movements (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, etc.). After the French Revolution, one new state after...

May 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… On the upcoming holiday of Shavu’ot (5/20), we celebrate the wheat harvest, first fruits, and the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai. Preparing to receive revelation is not a simple matter. The People of Israel spent three days spiritually and...

February 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Looking out the window at our landscape in Central Mass., it might be hard to imagine that the chain of Jewish spring holidays has begun. The full moon of each of the next three months ushers in a new holiday: Tu Bishvat in the...

January 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… The Christmas season is one in which many Jews in Christian countries feel a bit alienated from the world around them. Even though the decorations and music are frequently beautiful, they can be a painful reminder of the smallness...

December 2017 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Music has been with humanity for a very long time. From cave drawings of instruments to the mention in Genesis 4:21 of Yuval (7th generation descendant of Adam and “father of all those who wield the harp and the reed...

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