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...

November 2017 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… The month of Tishre with its many holidays is now behind us and the month of Heshvan has begun. The early rabbis called this month “bitter Heshvan” because it is the only Jewish month that doesn’t include some kind...

HIGH HOLIDAY BULLETIN 2017

Rabbi’s Message: When I was a child, I experienced the High Holy Day season as a time of solemnity, mixed with a fair bit of dread. After all, we read in the mahzor that on these days we are judged, our fate is written and sealed: “Who will live and who...

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