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The High Holy Day Journey Ahead

By Rabbi David Here’s a summary of the Jewish spiritual journey through late October. It starts now (yes, really). To show why it makes sense to start now, let’s take this journey in reverse. Simchat Torah links endings to beginnings and reboots the spiritual year with Creation. Why are we ready for …

Urgent Message to TBE Members and Friends: On Anti-Semitism and the Pittsburgh Congregation Shooting

Dear TBE Members and Friends: News has traveled quickly about Saturday’s horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During a morning brit milah (ritual circumcision) ceremony welcoming a new baby into the Jewish covenant, a man armed with an assault weapon stormed the synagogue screaming, “All Jews must …

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