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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_29_2017

December 29, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

When I was a child in a sprawling Chicago suburb, I remember the farmer’s field at the end of our street. It was

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_22_2017

December 22, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

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

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_15_2017

December 15, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

שַׁ֭אֲלוּ שְׁל֣וֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם יִ֝שְׁלָ֗יוּ אֹהֲבָֽיִךְ׃ Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, “May those who love you be at peace.” Chanukah is here. The

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 12_01_2017

December 1, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Getting ready for the holidays requires more than stocking the refrigerator and tidying up the guest room. It has been said that holidays

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_17_2017

November 17, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Thanksgiving is around the corner. By now, the flood waters have surely receded, but the difficulty of repairing and rebuilding homes and lives

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 11_10_2017

November 10, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Jewish daily worship begins in the morning with a prayer to acknowledge God’s handiwork in the creation of the morning. It includes a

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_20_2017

October 20, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Our work continues after the flood. I know that it’s difficult to hear about it over and over again, but it’s a subject

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 10_06_2017

October 6, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On January 9, 2013, the Houston Chronicle published my op-ed, “We are all responsible for Sandy Hook Slayings: The nation needs to talk

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 08_25_2017

August 25, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Among the Ten Commandments is the second commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee a

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 08_18_2017

August 18, 2017

From the Rabbi David Lyon

A week ago, in Charlottesville, Virginia, our nation’s under-belly emerged with brown shirts and swastikas to foment hate, bigotry, and anti-Semitism. Their racist

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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