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Awesome Wonders

Rabbi Joshua Bolton
August 28, 2014

This Rosh Hashanah I am wondering about forgiveness – always easier to talk about in email sermons than it is to practice with close friends and myself. And about the giant stone and the King commanding me, “Lift it upon the roof.” And about that hummus shop in Rehavia, Between Azza and Berlin. And wondering More »

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Of Youth and Spring and Tomorrow and the Future

Rabbi Joshua Bolton
March 27, 2014

Mysterious narratives unwind themselves through our lives. Sometimes they have long, beautiful arcs. We guess and glimpse their conclusions – and happily we inherit them. Sometimes chapters end astonishingly. Sometimes everything implodes, unrecognizable, backwards. So often the great human task is to courageously weave the disparate, meandering tales of a life into the bolder impressions More »

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A Bruise between Oren’s Eyes

Rabbi Joshua Bolton
January 28, 2014

On a windy and unsettlingly bright day in Yaffo, our little boy Oren, running wild and over-tired, tripped on the ancient stone plaza. Sitting up, his forehead was black and blue – like Gorbechav and the Manson Family. We cradled and calmed him. We got him back in the stroller. We gave him a slice More »

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Unsettled

Rabbi Dan Horwitz
January 9, 2014

I’m not sure that my own views on the Divine are settled.   I find the demographic realities of the Jewish community to be unsettling.   I struggle mightily with the motivations and convictions of West Bank settlers.   I travel so much for work that I inevitably feel unsettled.   I worry that in More »

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Along The Wall

Rabbi Joshua Bolton
October 18, 2013

In the slips and dashes of history, we became a people of the Wall. No cathedrals. No turrets. No spires. All we have is a Wall. Our great spiritual obligation: To stand at a Wall. To caress the soft stones of a Wall. To weep at a Wall. At the Wall, all anyone can do More »

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