JULY & AUGUST 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Eichenholtz’s Message: בס״ד Happy Summer!!!  At least for me it is an exciting summer.  By mid-July I will have moved into Leominster and officially joined Congregation Agudat Achim.  Einstein (my dog) and I are very excited to meet everyone and...

JUNE 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד “Standing Again at Sinai” — That is the title of Judith Plaskow’s pivotal book on Jewish feminism and it’s the idea at the core of the holiday of Shavu’ot. We recall the experience of our ancestors as they stood at the foot of the...

MAY 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד   The second night of Passover began the period of the ‘omer, seven weeks of counting until we reach the holiday of Shavu’ot. This diligent and dutiful ritual of tallying our days and weeks marks the link...

PASSOVER 2019 bulletin

____________________________________________________________________________ PASSOVER BULLETIN MARCH 28, 2019 ____________________________________________________________________________ “This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt....

APRIL 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד Next Shabbat coincides with Rosh Hodesh Nisan, the new moon of the month of Nisan. Two weeks later, the full moon of Nisan will be the beginning of Passover. The coming weeks are traditionally characterized by a cleaning frenzy...

MARCH 2019 Bulletin

בס״ד It might seem hard to imagine holidays more different than Purim and Yom Kippur, yet for many centuries Jews have noted many of the striking connections between the two. On the most basic level, their names are linked – the longer name Yom haKippurim...

FEBRUARY 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message: בס״ד     In Torah, we recently chanted the Song of the Sea, the poem of victory and celebration after the Children of Israel pass safely through the Red Sea, fleeing Pharaoh’s army and finally fully escaping their oppressors....

JANUARY 2019 Bulletin

בס״ד As I shared with some of you a couple Shabbat mornings ago, I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law of Harvard Law School. The title of the conference was “Progressive Halakhah”, which...

DECEMBER 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… בס״ד   There are a number of stories explaining why we celebrate Hanukkah. Most of us are familiar with the tale, told in the Talmud, of the small jug of oil that miraculously kept the menorah in the Temple relit until new oil...

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