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December


Shemot – Go Forward, Coming Back
Rabbi Zvi Dershowitz

Vayechi – L’Dor Vador
Rabbi David Wolpe

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Va’yigash – Self-Recognition
Rabbi Erez Sherman

Miketz – 36 Candles
Rabbi Nicole Guzik

November


October


Noach – Drunk and Disorderly

Keywords: "Bird by Bird"; Abraham; Anne Lamott; chaos; drunk; Edinburgh, Scotland; Judaism; Modeh Ani; Noah; order; seder; Shema; shiva; Sidur; spiritual spine; Tohu va-Vohu

Bereshit – Dealing with Chaos

Keywords: A Brief History of Time; Entropy; Jeremiah; Joey Weisenberg; King David; Psalms of Ascent; Science; Stephen Hawking; Tanach; tea pot; Temple; The Torah of Music; Tohu va-vohu

September


Yizkor – The Empty Chair

Keywords: Bratzlav Chair; chair; Charles Dickens; David; discard; Edwin Drood; Jonathan; Kohelet - Ecclesiastes; Rabbi Herschel Leibowitz; Reb Nachman of Bratslav; Saul; Shemini Atzeret; Sir Samuel Luke Fildes, R. A. ; The Empty Chair; Ukraine; Vincent van Gogh; Yizkor

Yom Kippur – Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

Keywords: Afterlife; J. B. S. Haldane; Vladimir Nabokov; Thermodynamics; soul; Mark Twain; Frank Jackson; Chofetz Chaim; Rabbi Yisrael Meir ha-Kohen Kagan; Kaddish; Philadelphia; Death and Dying; Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits; Y. M. Tuckachinsky; Rabbi Maurice Lamm; The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning; fall korim

Kol Nidre – Broken Tablets: How to Handle Our Regrets

Keywords: Amy Summerville; Aron Kodesh; broken tablets; Édith Piaf; Exodus; Great Expectations; guilt; Irv Fox; Jackie Mason; Maimonides; Miss Havisham; Moses; Old Age Home; regret; Tikkun; Yom Kippur

1st Day of Rosh Hashanah

Keywords: Alan Paton; anti-Semitism; Athens; categories; Don Pacifico; groups; Harold Nickelson; Havdalah; Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston; Hitler; identity; land of division; Malachi the Prophet; prejudice; principle; Rabbi Akiva; Self-differentiation; Shylock; similarity; slavery; Star Trek; William Shakespeare

August


Shoftim – Forty Years Young

Keywords: flood; forty; humility; introspection; journey; Kabbalah; Maharal of Prague; Moshe; mystical ; Noah; Over the hill; Perkei Avot; Peter Pan; preparation; Rabbi Akiva; Rabbi Kevin Lefkowitz; shofar; spiritual; spiritual mapping; transition; understanding; wisdom

July


Devarim – Seeds of Hope

Keywords: 9th of Av; Abraham Accords; Antisemitism; apartheid; Babylonians; Bernie Sanders; despondency; Hamas; If Not Now; Israel; J Street; Jeremiah; Jerusalem; Jewish Day Camp; Jewish Voices for Peace; Lamentations; Peace Now; Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson; Romans; sorrow; teacher unions; The Squad; Tisha B'Av; United Nations; Washington rally; Zion

Pinchas – Preparation and Recovery

Keywords: 17 day of Tamuz; 3 weeks; 9/11; Bein HaMetzarim; David Ben-Gurion; destruction; destruction of the Temple; Earthquake; Israeli Rescue Team; New York; prepared; Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai; recovery; seige of Jerusalem; straights of distress; Surfside, FL; tikkuma; unprepared; weather; World Trade Center; Yavneh

June


Korach – What Korach Couldn’t Say

Keywords: Abraham; awe; blessing; Chattanooga, TN; envious; goodbye; gratitude; greedy ; hello; Jews; Korach; music; page number; priesthood; Rabbi Guzik; Rabbi Sherman; Rabbi Wolpe; segway; Shalom; Shemini Atzeret; speaking; students; talking ; Talmud; tikkun olam; upsherin

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January


Shemot – America, Past, Present and Future

Keywords: 1783; Abraham Lincoln; America; congress; David; decency; George Washington; Joshua; Kirk Douglas; leadership; Moses; Newburgh Conspiracy; president; principle; rebellion; responsibility; Samuel Chase; terrorism; Trump