December 2, 2019 •
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Tisha B’Av 5779

Tisha B’Av 5779 by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, Sunday, August 11, 2019 “Will there be any chairs there? No, but I will bring one for you.” On Sunday morning I placed a few folding chairs in my trunk before I drove to the Peter Rodino Federal Building in Newark. When I...

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Putting Words to Feelings

Putting Words to Feelings By Rabbi David Z, Vaisberg, 8/5/2019 Thoughts and prayers matter when they lead to action. It has taken too long for my thoughts to coagulate after the 250th and 251st shooting this year. My first reaction tends to be, of course…why would we...

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The T”B”A Hives are Up and Running!

The TBA  Hives are Up and Running! Deep in the woods of Temple B’nai Abraham’s sprawling property, a small humming sound can be heard.  A pair of three and a half-foot tall beehives sit there, filled with honey-coated frames and happy bees, the result of an idea by...

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Postcards from Jerusalem Part 2: The Factory

The Factory: HaMiffal by Cantor Jessica F. Epstein One afternoon for lunch the Ulpan decided to go to a very close by and interesting place, HaMiffal — the Factory. Originally this building had been a house and then a school for people with developmental disabilities,...

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Coming Home (Part One)

Coming Home by Cantor Jessica F. Epstein Eli Wiesel wrote, “One doesn’t go to Jerusalem, one returns to it.” In my case this was certainly true as I had lived there for year from 1994-5, and only been back briefly for a week in 2004. This was my time to return....

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Weather Advisory for Monday, December 2

The JLP will be cancelled. Rabbi Vaisberg’s 12:30 PM Twelve Tremendous Talmudic Text class will be cancelled. The 8 PM Reintroduction to Judaism Zoom class will be held as scheduled. All other classes and tutoring are cancelled. The office will close at 12:00 PM. Stay safe and warm.

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