Rabbi’s Corner

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – March 22, 2019

Published on Mar 22, 2019
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Pekudei 2019-What makes the Israelite community strong?

Published on Mar 11, 2019

Boy this year is flying by-i can’t believe it is march! But more than that, I can’t believe we have already completed two books of our Torah-it feels like just yesterday that we were celebrating Simchat Torah-the moment where we finished the torah reading cycle, and then immediately commenced the reading again. I am sure Read More

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – Friday, March 1, 2019

Published on Mar 6, 2019
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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – Friday, February 15, 2019

Published on Feb 15, 2019

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Tetzaveh, God appoints Aaron and his sons as priests. God describes the priestly clothing and explains how to properly sanctify the priests. Aaron is commanded to make incense offerings to God every morning on an altar. God explains that once a year Aaron will make an offering on that altar to Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – February 1, 2019

Published on Feb 1, 2019

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Mishpatim, Moses details many of God’s laws to the Israelites. These include laws about worshiping other gods, kashrut, business ethics and treatment of animals. God outlines the details of three holidays: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. God provides an angel to protect the Israelites from their enemies and warns the Israelites not Read More

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Yitro 2019

Published on Jan 28, 2019

What do we take as a given in Judaism? There is one God The the Torah is the story of our people That the land and state of Israel had been in our thoughts and prayers for millenia and now that it is a state, zionism is a piece of who we are. All of Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – January 25, 2019

Published on Jan 25, 2019

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Yitro, Moses tells his father-in-law, Jethro, about the miracle of the exodus. Jethro proclaims that the Israelite God is greater than all other gods, and he makes a sacrifice. Jethro then advises Moses to delegate leadership roles in order not to tire himself out. The Israelites camp at the bottom of Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – January 18, 2019

Published on Jan 18, 2019

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, B’shallach, God tells Moses to have the Israelites set up camp at the Sea of Reeds, but then Pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Israelites and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on the Israelites’ tail, God splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Read More