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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_30_2015

December 30, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This is the year. 2016 is going to be the year when we resolve to do what we’ve resolved to do every year

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_25_2015

December 25, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

The last night of Hanukkah is my favorite night because the Menorah is full of light. In a darkened room the lights glow

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_18_2015

December 18, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Hanukkah is behind us but the holiday season is still with us. The lights are up all around town with plenty of blue

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_04_2015

December 4, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

It’s difficult to believe. Another mass shooting. More innocent lives shattered. So many words have been written and spoken in the aftermath, and

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_20_2015

November 20, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On August 20, 2014, renowned Holocaust scholar, Deborah Lipstadt, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times. She began with an old Jewish

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_13_2015

November 13, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“If a man makes a harness for his beast, how much the more should he fashion a harness for his impulses, which may

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_06_2015

November 6, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This past week, the ERJCC Book Fair began in Houston with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of England, who came

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_23_2015

October 23, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Genesis 12 opens with familiar words spoken by God to Abram (Abraham), “Go forth from your homeland, from your kindred, and from your

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_02_2015

October 2, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Just a week after Yom Kippur, we’re still feeling the warmth and spirit of our season of repentance. Thank you for your emails,

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 09_25_2015

September 25, 2015

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Torah records what the Israelites did when they trekked through the wilderness. They lived in Sukkot, in temporary booths. Part of our observance

The Hurricane Harvey Flood Fund

Hurricane Harvey left Houston and surrounding areas in a shambles, but the great people of Houston are banding together to help and heal. Your help is welcome and needed. You may send Gift Cards (Kroger, Target, HEB, Lowe’s, or Visa/Mastercard, etc.) to Congregation Beth Israel. They will be immediately distributed to area neighbors to assist in replacing essential items and children’s school supplies.

You may also Donate directly to Congregation Beth Israel by clicking here. All funds will go directly to aid those who need immediate help. These funds will NOT be held to be allocated later. On behalf of our clergy (Rabbi David Lyon, Rabbi Adrienne Scott, Rabbi Joshua Herman, Rabbi Chase Foster, and Cantor Trompeter), David Scott, Executive Director, and Bruce Levy, Temple President, we are very grateful for your kindness, generosity, and help.

Hurt has no shame and no label; we just need to heal one another.

Rabbi David Lyon

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