Beyond Sukkot

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by Rabbi Aryeh Cohen
posted on October 10, 2009
Haftarah Reading
Maftir Reading
Coming off of Yom Kippur, I find myself in a confessing mood. So here goes. I watch a lot of television - sometimes on an actual TV set, mostly on my computer. Do I watch too much TV? Well, compared to what? I watch less than those who watch more than me-but they are all lazy, shiftless, unambitious boors-and more than those who watch less than me-but they all have an ascetic streak and want you to be vegetarian and do yoga. In any event it seems that I am not alone in this vice. Read more...

Thinking About Revelation

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by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
posted on September 28, 2002
Simchat Torah celebrates God’s gift of Torah to the Jewish people, and our age-old love affair with the Torah. As we swirl and dance with these precious scrolls, now may be a particularly appropriate time to consider what the Torah really means, and how it connects our lives to God’s will. In short, let’s take a moment to consider how we relate to God and how God relates to us.   Read more...

Your Inheritance

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by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
posted on September 26, 2002
Three things never before attempted in a rabbinic address: First, about a month ago I was given a message by God to deliver to you people. Most of the time (just as a heads up!) if someone starts a talk that way, you want to institutionalize and medicate them. But in this case it really was a message from God for you. Two, it is show-and-tell time, and I have something that I brought for show-and-tell. Three, I intend to protect your inheritance, so I am glad you have assembled for this talk today, where we can explore prudent forms of investment to be able to protect what you have. Read more...