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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

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Rabbi’s D’var Torah

Parashat Eikev

Posted on August 7, 2020

It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. When are we most likely to pray — when we are in trouble or when things are going well? And when are we more likely to express appreciation — when we are in trouble or when things are going well? Our Torah portion for this Continue Reading »

With a bit of humor and a nod to parashat va’ethanan…

Posted on July 31, 2020

Dear Friends, Parashat Va’ethanan includes the Ten Commandments. With a bit of humor and a nod to parashat va’ethanan, I would like to present (drumroll, please): the Ten Commandments for Temple Israel during Covid. Commandment #1: We are a congregational community. We are here for each other to share joys and sorrows, to pray and Continue Reading »

Shabbat Hazon Parashat D’varim July 24th, 2020 / 3 Av 5780

Posted on July 23, 2020

Shabbat Hazon Parashat D’varim July 24th, 2020 / 3 Av 5780 At the beginning of the book of D’varim, Deuteronomy, Moshe stands in front of the people of Israel and says:  “How can I bear unaided the trouble of you, and the burden, and the bickering!”  In other words, Moshe is saying that he cannot Continue Reading »

Matot Mas’ei D’var Torah  Words from the Rabbi

Posted on July 16, 2020

Matot Mas’ei D’var Torah Words from the Rabbi Where are you from? It is supposed to be an easy question. But because I moved around quite a bit as a child, I never found it an easy question at all. I never knew what to say when people asked where I was from. Then I settled Continue Reading »