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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – June 15, 2018

Published on Jun 15, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week read from Korach. In this Torah portion, Korach and his followers accuse Moses and Aaron of taking power and prestige for themselves at the expense of the community. Moses defends himself against the rebels by saying that the Lord will make God’s presence known by how God kills these rebels. Then God opens the Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – June 8, 2018

Published on Jun 8, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week read from Parashat Shlach Lecha. In this Torah portion, Moses sends 12 spies to explore the Land of Israel. Ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land. God responds to their lack of confidence by punishing them with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon June 2, 2018

Published on Jun 4, 2018
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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – June 1, 2018

Published on Jun 1, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read from Parashat Behaalotecha. In this Torah portion, the Israelites receive instructions regarding Passover. They journey forth from Sinai and complain to God on several occasions, provoking God’s anger. Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning Services are at 9:15 am. We will celebrate as Ethan Rayman is Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 25, 2018

Published on May 25, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read from Parashat Naso. In this Torah portion, God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle. Shabbat evening services are Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 18, 2018

Published on May 18, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read the first Torah portion in the 4th book of the Torah, Bemidbar. In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to conduct a census of all the Israelite men over the age of 20. Moses takes up a second census to count all of the Levite men. God gives specific instructions to Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 11, 2018

Published on May 11, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read the double portions of B’har and Bechukotai. In the Torah portion Behar, God describes the laws surrounding resting the land and crops every seven years, as well as the Jubilee year every 50 years. God permits the use of slaves but provides stipulations including the obligation to eventually free your slaves. Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon April 21, 2018 – Celebrating Israel at 70

Published on Apr 25, 2018

 Celebrating Israel at 70 In Pirke Avot 5:24 – Judah ben Teima used to say: At five years old a person should study the Scriptures, at ten years for the Mishnah, at thirteen for the commandments, at fifteen for the Talmud, at eighteen for the bridechamber, at twenty for one’s life pursuit, at thirty Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – April 20, 2018

Published on Apr 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read from the double portions of Tazria and Metzora. In the Torah portion Tazria, God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth. God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with leprosy. In Metzora, God describes the purification ritual for people Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – April 13, 2018

Published on Apr 13, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read from Parashat Shmini. After the dedication of the Tabernacle and the ordination of the priests, two of Aaron’s sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire; God then instructs Moses and Aaron regarding which animals may be eaten. There is KabalTOT Shabbat at 5:30 this week and our special Read More