Rabbi’s Reflections – Monday, July 2, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections – Monday, July 2, 2018 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...

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...

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...

Rabbi’s Reflections – Friday, June 29, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections – Friday, June 29, 2018 (Early) Shabbat Shalom! Reminder:  Please plan to attend our Friday night fellowship/meal/worship service at the synagogue.  We meet once a month on Friday night at 6pm and this Friday night is the night. A few days...

Rabbi’s Reflections – Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections – Thursday, June 28, 2018 Shalom! ANNOUNCEMENT:  This Friday night, June 29th we gather for our first monthly Shabbat dinner and service.  Gather at 6pm and let the good times roll.  All are invited to attend.  Dinner is included.  No need to...

Rabbi’s Reflections – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rabbi’s Reflections – Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Shalom! It’s okay if you want to wish me a happy birthday.  It’s true, I’m happy it’s my birthday.  If I were furniture I would be an antique.  I am antiquated but it’s not true that I was taking inventory of the...