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The history of Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, offers lessons about social justice and religious tolerance that resonate even today. Video written & directed by Seth Front: http://sethfront.com “Shalom Rav” Performed by Nancy Linder: http://nancylinder.com Music by Jeff Klepper & Dan Freelander
The clergy of Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas) share their vision of the synagogue as a sanctuary of kindness, your second home.
How a car accident and a rape teaches us about the responsibility to stand up and be counted.
A Prayer for during a Fire: Our God and God of our fathers and mothers, as the flames burn, wreaking havoc upon our homes, our hills, our fire fighters, our sense of security, we turn to You for comfort and support.
My Shabbat video message: on blessings and curses
On our Shabbat hike, we experienced a different connection with God, a deeper connection that allowed us to experience God as our ancestors did. In the wilderness, without walls, without man-made things, it seemed easier to feel God’s presence.
Leading your own synagogue Shabbat Hike is incredibly easy. In just 10 steps – simple but effective – you can embark on a moving spiritual experience. And, as we discovered on Congregation Or Ami’s own Shabbat Hikes, the journey is inspiring and refreshing. They say that exercise is good for the soul. I think Shabbat in the … Read more
Shabbat Video Message: Why we hike in the wilderness on Shabbat.
Sitting in my mentor’s study, I soak up his wisdom. Rabbi Stan Davids seems to know so much about so many things and I wonder how that was possible.