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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_23_2016

December 23, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_16_2016

December 16, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

If it hasn’t happened already, then soon your sons and daughters will be returning home from college for the December holiday. It’s a

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_09_2016

December 9, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On Friday, December 2nd, my Shabbat message in the sanctuary was titled, “Humanity Begins at Home.” It bears reprinting here, not because I

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_02_2016

December 2, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Va-yeet-rohtz-etzu”. Easy for you to say. It’s alliterative. It’s the Hebrew word in this week’s Torah portion that describes how the twins, Jacob

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_18_2016

November 18, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

In April, 2016, New York Times columnist, Arthur Brooks, wrote, “Liberals should be liberals and conservatives should be conservatives. But our duty is

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_11_2016

November 11, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor every American who served in the armed forces to defend our country. It’s a day to

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_04_2016

November 4, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

David Brooks is a brilliant and insightful writer for the New York Times. You send me links to his articles to read, especially

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_28_2016

October 28, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

    The Torah reading cycle begins anew this Shabbat, with the first verses of Genesis. You know them well, “In the beginning,” or “When

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_14_2016

October 14, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays. Also called Zeman Simchatienu, the “Season of our Joy,” Sukkot is purposely joyful to follow Yom Kippur’s solemn

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_07_2016

October 7, 2016

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This Rosh Hashanah, using our new High Holiday prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh, I enjoyed listening to the Prayer for the Congregation. In the past,

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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