Category Archives: Worship

Hanukkah: A Holiday that Changes Meaning over Time

Hanukkah, which begins this year on the evening of December 8, is a great example of how the meaning of Jewish traditions changes across time, in response to the situations in which Jews find themselves. As you probably know, Hanukkah … Continue reading

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Being a Jewish Values Voter

It’s election time again, and as we consider who to cast our ballots for, one important element to take into consideration is what our Jewish values have to tell us. This sometimes brings up the question of whether it’s appropriate … Continue reading

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Beautiful Voices

This summer I attended a Shiray Shabbat service at our congregation. I am a traditionalist; I want to hear services that pretty closely resemble the ones I remember from the dawn of the LJCC. I didn’t want to hear a … Continue reading

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New Rabbi, New Beginning

The fall is the time of new beginnings. A new school year begins, with new clothes, new haircuts, and the excitement of new teachers and subjects. Sometimes, new rabbis join new communities. All of these things are exciting and engaging. … Continue reading

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