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“Faith Doesn’t Take a Holiday”

May 28, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This past week, many of Houston’s rabbis taught classes online for our community as we prepared for Shavuot, the festival holiday that comes

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“COVID-19 Effect”

May 7, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

As the world turns, the pandemic continues to snake its way through our lives. Invasive and elusive, we’re pretending that it isn’t really

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“May There Be Peace Within”

April 30, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This difficult and prolonged period of social isolation defies our human nature to be socially connected. But, if we are to be socially

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“When Life Imitates Art”

April 23, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

When life imitates art, we should learn from it. This week, art comes from the Torah portion, Tazria-Metzora. It’s the Leviticus portion that

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“Know that You are Loved”

April 17, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I can’t remember the last time I sat in my backyard in mid-April, on a towel on the ground eating lunch in the

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Take a Breath. Shabbat is Here.

March 19, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

It’s been 100 years since a pandemic once threatened our way of life. We have no personal experience with it, and the world

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Beth Israel is Here for You

March 12, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Judaism is not without guidance on matters of health and well-being. So important is it to maintain one’s health and to care for

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After AIPAC

March 5, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I returned from AIPAC Policy Conference with more to think about than ever before. But, like previous years, I came with a frame

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We are Jews-by-Obligation

February 20, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Last Friday night, Rabbi Ofek Meir, Director of Leo Baeck Education Center, in Haifa, Israel, was our scholar-in-residence. He spoke about the weekly

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Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader?

February 12, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

There’s a benefit to being a rabbi. In times when justice, truth, civility, and integrity are mocked and challenged, I have a place