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Rabbi’s Reflections – Monday, July 2, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections - Monday, July 2, 2018 Shalom Amy, This is me taking Sunday off.  If that’s not spiritual enough for you, there is always Psalm 24 (which is always the Psalm for Sunday in Hebrew liturgy). Psalm 24 has a preeminent position during the high holidays...

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Rabbi’s Reflections – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections - Sunday, July 1, 2018 Shavuah Tov, On Saturday I gave the shortest (and possibly the best) sermon of my life. Rabbi Trail:  Since when I deliver a sermon it is for me (everyone in the congregation just gets to listen).  If I’m speaking to myself...

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Rabbi’s Reflections – Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections - Saturday, June 30, 2018 Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Trail:  TGIS!  (Thank God It’s Shabbat.)  Take a deep breath and truly give thanks.  We tend to say this in East Tennessee in a glib manner, “I appreciate you.”  Let’s be sincere with God when we say,...

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Rabbi’s Reflections – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections - Sunday, June 24, 2018 Shavua Tov! The Havdalah service marks the end of Shabbat.  It is named after the Hebrew word “Mavdeal” which means “division.”  Havdalah marks the division between the royalty of the holy (sanctity of the) Shabbat and what...

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