Rabbi’s Teachings

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Explaining Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (Thousand Oaks Acorn)

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CLICK HERE to read the article on the Thousand Oaks Acorn site Every year around this time, Jews throughout the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys begin to be concerned with something called the High Holidays. But what are these holidays, what are they about, why do they seem to come up at different times every […]

“Because I say so”: Parashat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)

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CLICK HERE to read the article at JewishJournal.com “This is the decree [chukat] of the Torah” (Numbers 19:2). Isn’t it amazing how, as we get older, our parents seem to become wise? It is the responsibility of any good parent to guide their child. But when the child asks for a reason whythey should or […]

Come on in! – Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

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CLICK HERE to read the article at JewishJournal.com “My Lord, if I find favor in Your eyes, please pass not away from your servant. Let some water be brought and wash your feet, and recline beneath the tree. I will fetch a morsel of bread that you may sustain yourselves.” – Abraham’s words to the […]

A new direction – Parashat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)

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CLICK HERE to read the article at JewishJournal.com Idolatry. Sexual immorality. Murder. The description of the events of the Golden Calf in this week’s portion sound like the outline for a new cable television series. By the end of the portion, the main characters of Aaron and the Hebrews are forgiven and allowed to keep […]

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The Power of Words…

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CLICK HERE to read the article at JewishJournal.com Wherever we go in today’s society, we are bombarded by ads about what we should and should not be putting in our mouths. The ads tells us to eat this so that we can lose weight; to not eat that because it could raise our cholesterol; to […]