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  • Dear Friends, Tonight begins the festival of the miracle of Hanukkah.  There are many interpretations and midrashim concerning the story of the Maccabees and that single bottle of oil that lasted eight days. Hanukkah literally means “dedication” and over the next week, I invite you to consider what it means to be dedicated.  My view […]

  • Dear Friends,I needed to take a day to think about and absorb the horrible tragedy that happened in Texas.I still can’t comprehend the enormity and effect that this will have on the entire country.  It is truly heartbreaking to see the faces of those beautiful children whose lives were taken for no reason whatsoever and […]

  • Shabbat Shalom UBS. This week we read the parasha, Acharei Mot.  Acharei Mot means “after death” and it begins with God speaking to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons.  God goes on to describe how Aaron needed to prepare himself to enter the “Shrine” and be near the Ark of the Scrolls.  God says […]

  • Tonight, we celebrate freedom.  Passover is the time of year when we recall our exodus from Egypt.  Our escape from horrible conditions and a horrible tyrant.For me, this Midrash sums up what this season is all about: “…When Moses was fleeing the Egyptians, he arrived at the Red Sea with his thousands of followers. Moses […]

  • It is with a sad heart that I must write this message.  When I got up this morning, I had no idea that I would be writing a message of comfort to you.  I am shocked, hurt, and scared for what is going on today in Collyville, Texas.  This is another in what seems to be […]