Live Long and Prosper

Shabbat Shalom, Live long and prosper … Every trekkie knows these famous words. But, where did Mr. Spock get that saying? Yes, itʼs a very old saying on Vulcan but where did the television writers and producers find it? May Adonai bless you and keep you! May Adonai deal kindly and graciously with you! May…

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Bembidar

Shabbat Shalom, Jacob was a good kid. He studied and made good grades throughout high school, went off to a fine college and re- ceived his degree. He was an active member of the tem- ple youth group and most people would tell you how nice a young man he was. Jacob just turned twenty…

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Behar Bechukotai

Shabbat Shalom, Mr and Mrs Stein lived a very simple life. They owned a clothing store in the not so great part of town. Mr Stein kept the back office and Mrs Stein handled the selling. Their customers were very loyal and had no problem with the Steins closing the store every Saturday. If you…

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Emor

It’s Torah Tuesday! Join Rabbi Barry as we study Torah – Emor

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Achrei Mot Kedoshim

In case you missed my last Torah Tuesday Facebook Live – Achrei Mot Kedoshim

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Rash’s, Zits and Leprocy, Oh My!

Shabbat Shalom, Many folks including me consider this weekʼs Parsha, Tazria the most disgusting Parsha. This week we learn about skin problems in gross details. Rashʼs, zits, leprocy, oh my! Thereʼs no doctors, no dermatologists, no pimple cream in the exodus story. Thereʼs only the priests. Imagine coming to see the Rabbi when you have…

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Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope came to visit Birmingham, Alabama this weekend. On Friday (April 13th) two of the violins were played in a special service for Yom HaShoah at Temple Emanu-El.

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So, Why Kosher?

Shabbat Shalom, כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה הַמַּעֲלֶה אֶתְכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לִהְיּת לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים וִהְיִיתֶם קְדוֹש אָניִ For I Adonai am the One who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God: you shall be holy, for I am holy. In this weekʼs Parsha Shemini, we are given the rules of Kashrut. What…

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Tzav

Shabbat Shalom, A husband and wife are very much in love. They have wonderful children, but the mort- gage is overdue, she just got laid off, the car won’t start (again), checks are bouncing, at least the dog and cat get along. One day a stranger comes to their door while they are cooking out…

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Vayikra

Shabbat Shalom, In this weekʼs Parshat Vayikra we leave Exodus and welcome in Leviticus. In Leviticus God tells Moses how the priests are going to follow the laws. This week we find out about the five different kinds of sacrifices for accidental sins. An accidental sin is when we are careless or insensitive in the…

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