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Emerging from the Cave | Words of Torah:  Rosh Hashanah 2021/5782

09/13/2021 12:56:11 PM

Sep13

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc Soloway from Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Services on September 7, 2021. 

The Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai spoke critically of the Roman government and was reported to the authorities and Rabbi Shimon and his son, Rabbi Elazar, were sentenced to death. They hid in a cave for twelve years, studying Torah day and night, nourished by a carob tree and spring of water which had...Read more...

The Torah of the Wilderness | Words of Torah

05/16/2021 09:21:08 PM

May16

The Torah of the Wilderness - reflections on Parshat Bamidbar. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on May 15, 2021.

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Holy Doubt | Words of Torah

05/11/2021 03:32:18 PM

May11

Holy Doubt - Reflections on Parshat Behar-Bechukkotai

 

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The Ecstacy & Tragedy of Sacred Time | Words of Torah

05/03/2021 10:19:22 AM

May3

 

The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Sacred Time - Reflections on Parshat Emor from Shabbat morning services on May 1, 2021.

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Loving the Neighbor, Loving the Stranger | Words of Torah

04/26/2021 01:25:38 PM

Apr26

Loving the neighbor, Loving the stranger. Reflections on Parshat Kedoshim. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on April 24, 2021.

 

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Rituals for Re-Entering Community | Words of Torah

04/19/2021 09:54:45 AM

Apr19

Rituals for Reentering Community - Reflections on Parshat Tazria/Metzora Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc Soloway from Shabbat morning services on April 17, 2021.

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Never Again or Yet Again | Words of Torah

04/12/2021 09:35:25 AM

Apr12

Never Again or Yet Again - Shabbat Reflections following Yom HaShoah for Parshat Shmini and the plight of the Uyghars in China. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on April 10, 2021. 

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Got Messiah? | Reflections on the 8th Day of Pesach

04/05/2021 04:54:47 PM

Apr5

There is no Messiah - it's YOU! Reflections from Rabbi Marc Soloway on the 8th Day of Pesach.

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The Power of Singing Together | Words of Torah

04/05/2021 04:51:11 PM

Apr5

The Power of Singing Together: Reflections on a Shabbat of Song of Songs, Song of the Sea and Songs of Hallel!

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A Pesach Conversation & The Blessing of the Dew

04/02/2021 04:49:02 PM

Apr2

A discussion between Rabbi Marc and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of Congregation of B'nai Israel in Albuquerque, NM on celebrating Passover in 5781, in the middle of a pandemic and after the horrific shooting in Boulder. This concludes with the Blessing of the Dew

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Singing From the Darkness:  A Vision of Redemption | Words of Torah

04/01/2021 11:12:16 AM

Apr1

Reflections on Shabbat HaGadol in the aftermath of the Boulder shooting. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on March 27.

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Sacred Offerings of the Heart | Words of Torah

03/21/2021 09:38:25 PM

Mar21

Moving Closer | Sacred Offerings of the Heart. Reflections as we begin the Book of Leviticus Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on March 20 as we start spring 2021 as well as the Book of Leviticus.

 

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The Fire of Creativity:  Re-Imagining Our World After COVID | Words of Torah

03/15/2021 02:05:11 PM

Mar15

Special guest, Rabbi Charna Rosenholtz, provided our Words of Torah on Shabbat morning services on March 13, 2021.

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Welcoming Strangers, Smashing Idols | Words of Torah

03/11/2021 12:03:54 PM

Mar11

Reflections on Refugee Shabbat, in collaboration with HIAS (hias.org), Congregation Bonai Shalom hosted a Refugee Shabbat on March 6.

 

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For Honor and Beauty:  The Clothes We Wear | Words of Torah

03/02/2021 05:16:36 PM

Mar2

Reflections on Parshat T'zaveh and the Priestly garments from Shabbat morning services on February 27, 2020. 

 

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To Remember Amalek, We Cannot Forget Timna | Words of Torah

02/22/2021 11:43:24 AM

Feb22

To remember Amalek, we can't forget Timna...

Words of Torah from our Executive Director, Stacey Aviva Flint on Shabbat morning services on February 20, 2020.

 

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Is It A Mitzvah To Be Happy? | Words of Torah

02/15/2021 11:40:09 AM

Feb15

Reflections on the month of Adar and Parshat Mishpatim. Is it a Mitzvah to be happy? 

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc on Shabbat morning services on February 13, 2020. 

 

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The Perfection...And Imperfection of the 10 Commandments | Words of Torah 

02/08/2021 11:37:11 AM

Feb8

Words of Torah from Rabbi Rosalie Osian on the perfect imperfection or our 10 Commandments, from Shabbat morning Services on February 6.

 

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The Long, Short Journey | Words of Torah

02/01/2021 01:57:11 PM

Feb1

Just keep on walking...

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from Shabbat morning services on Saturday, January 30. 

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How Do We Tell Our Stories | Words of Torah

01/25/2021 03:50:24 PM

Jan25

Reflections from Parshat Bo from Shabbat morning services on January 23, 2021. 

 

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MLK Shabbat

01/18/2021 03:49:36 PM

Jan18

As we prepare for MLK weekend, 2021, we reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. This week, our Executive Director, Stacey Aviva Flint, joined Rabbi Marc for both our D'var Torah as well as an alternative Haftarah. 

Moral Grandeur & Spiritual Audacity

View the prayer from Rabbi Abrama Joshua Heschel HERE.

Alternative Haftarah
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A Story of Being Forgotten & Remembered | Words of Torah

01/11/2021 04:27:38 PM

Jan11

Guest speaker, Rabbi Rosalie Osian, speaks of a story of birth and transformation, of being forgotten and remembered, a story of 6 women and 1 man, a story about slavery. 

Rosalie's Drash is from Shabbat morning services on Saturday, January 9, 2021. 

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L'chayim v'lo l'mavet - To Life and not for Death

01/04/2021 08:53:37 AM

Jan4

 

Reflections on the ethics of birth, life and death.

The L'chaim link,

2020 Death Penalty Report link

 

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Words of Torah | Divine Providence Paradoxes

12/28/2020 03:11:28 PM

Dec28

Divine Providence Paradoxes and thoughts on the last Shabbat of 2020 from Rabbi Marc on Shabbat morning services on December 26, 2020. 

 

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Words of Torah | Seeing the Light:  Torah for Hanukkah

12/14/2020 04:01:50 PM

Dec14

Seeing the Light:  Torah for Hannukah. Words of Torah, and Hanukkah, from Rabbi Marc from Shabbat morning services on December 12, 2020. 

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Words of Torah | Wrestling with Nuance:  The Torah of Tiferet

12/07/2020 01:18:06 PM

Dec7

Materialty vs Spirituality - Which camp are you in? Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc as we prepare for Chanukah from Shabbat morning services on December 5, 2020

 

 

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Words of Torah | Angels & Demons

12/01/2020 12:46:31 PM

Dec1

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from our Shabbat services on November, 28, 2020

 

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"Wells of Living Waters" D'Var Torah from Shabbat Nov. 21, 2020 

11/22/2020 01:14:54 PM

Nov22

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Race and Religion | Conversation with special guest Rev. Pedro Silva in conversation with Rabbi Marc

11/20/2020 02:25:21 PM

Nov20

Race and Religion | Conversation with special guest Rev. Pedro Silva and Rabbi Marc

 

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In Memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l

11/20/2020 02:25:21 PM

Nov20

In Memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l

By, Rabbi Marc Soloway

My mother reminded me of the story of when she was flying back from Israel to London after Passover and shortly after my father died.  When she landed at Heathrow, she struggled a little getting her bag from...Read more...

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