Archive for May, 2007

T-39 Days and Counting

May 31, 2007

What catches my attention even more than the count of 39 days to aliyah is the fact that it is now less than four weeks until the movers show up on our doorstep. Seriously soon! I’m feeling in “winding down” mode. Last night I had the last interfaith adult ed class, tonight I have...
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Bamidbar 5767 — Dedication Weekend

May 22, 2007

Before sharing my d’var Torah from this past Shabbat, I just want to say we had an amazing weekend of dedication events for our new building–from a "sing out Shabbat" Friday night, to Shabbat services, to the setting of the time capsule Sunday morning to the dedication concert Sunday night, it was an amazing...
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Aliyah Journal — T minus 55 days

May 15, 2007

It’s interesting how there is a kind of emotional "doppler effect" surrounding big events in one’s life.  For me anyway, the days leading up to a big event in one’s life — like making aliyah or getting married — start to rush by in a blur.  When it’s a long time away, a year,...
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Bechukotai 5767 — Walking God’s Way

May 15, 2007
Bechukotai 5767 — Walking God’s Way

Im bechukotai talachu…“If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them, Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall last to the time of vintage, and the vintage shall...
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Torah, Avodah, Gemilut Chesed

May 12, 2007
Torah, Avodah, Gemilut Chesed

  Had a nice write-up in the Toledo Blade on an inter-faith program I sponsored last Wednesday night, so I’m re-posting it here.  Next week we have a program at the cathedral on prayer, and on May 30 we have a program at the Islamic Center on acts of kindness/charity.  Reb Barry Clergy of...
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Emor 5767 — Counting the Days

May 10, 2007
Emor 5767 — Counting the Days

The other day I got an e-mail from my daughter Heather, who is away in college in California. She wrote “ OK, so my friend was asking how to say ‘live in the moment’ in Hebrew. I don’t know if they have a similar saying in Hebrew, but could you translate ‘live in the moment’ for...
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