The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

| April 29, 2009

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5FU-yDC-uI] When 8-year old Bruno leaves the bustling city of Berlin, he finds his new country home to be a virtual prison. His friends are back in the city, his Kommandant father won’t stop fighting with his mother about work duties, and his sister washes away in a sea of patriotism. He even misses school, Read More

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Searching for the Promised Land

| April 6, 2009

Every year at this time, Jews around the world celebrate Passover, which marks the ancient Israelite’s exodus from Egyptian slavery and a period of desert wandering that lasted 40 years.  It seems appropriate, as we continue to descend into a downward economic spiral of historic proportions, that Americans of all faiths and backgrounds consider the Read More

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“Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat”

| March 31, 2009

As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, American Jews are preparing to celebrate Passover. Every spring, we remember our people’s escape from bondage and flight to freedom with songs and stories read from the Haggadah, our traditional guide to the Seder meal. Our primary symbol is a very simple one: matzo, the Read More

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President Barack Obama’s visit to Orange County

| March 27, 2009

Divine Source of Healing and Growth, Creator of a beautiful world around us and a moral universe within us, You who are called by so many names in all of the languages and traditions of the world, Awesome God of the Blue States and the Red States, of the United States and of the world, Read More

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