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Shabbat Shuvah

| September 25, 2009

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah. For many it is also considered the Shabbat of Returning, repentance, and focused prayer.  It is a special Shabbat because Jews are instructed to examine their deeds and focus their attention on how their behavior affects themselves and others. In light of the season, Read More

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Tweet For Child Nutrition

| September 24, 2009

  The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 expires September 30, next week! This provides crucial funding for School Breakfast Programs, WIC (Women Infants & Children), CACFP (Child & Adult Care Food Program) & Summer Food Service Programs. Additionally, it allows hungry children & working families easier access to existing School Lunch Programs & Read More

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Holiday Reflections: Yom Kippur

| September 23, 2009

The Holiday: Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement. Taking place on the 10th of Tishrei (the seventh month) in the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year.  During Yom Kippur, we face God – and ourselves – as we are called to account for our sins during the Read More

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Darfuri Refugees’ Letter to President Obama

| September 22, 2009

Guereda, Eastern Chad Rosh Hashana 2009 As a rabbi I sit here welcoming in the new year with Darfuri refugees, people of great courage, strength and determination. I am here to celebrate the opportunity of a new year, with people who need not just our prayers but also our actions. I have spent the day Read More

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