News & Events

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“From Hate to Love”

August 6, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

The daily news is filled with hate and indifference, polarized issues and partisan politics. It’s hostile, caustic and destructive. The antidote often begins

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“Keeping the Promise”

July 23, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This week, we open Deuteronomy, the last of the five books of the Torah. In Hebrew, the book is called Devarim, which begins,

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“Who’s Chicken”

July 14, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

It’s been more than ten years since I’ve spent July in Houston. This summer, due to the pandemic and the extra push to

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“In a Time of Revolution”

July 8, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Revolutionary times are the stuff of history, right? Not any longer. It appears that we’re making history, today. We began with the revolutionary

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“Summertime in the City”

June 25, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Summertime used to mean spending more time at home and less time in my office at Temple. As my time away begins on

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“Unmask the Conversations that Heal”

June 18, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

We react in various and multiple ways to the news. Sometimes, we come to the same conclusions and sometimes we misunderstand each other

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“A Time for Speaking”

June 11, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

A week ago, before the funeral for George Floyd, I urged us to listen. It was the right thing to do. Religious leaders

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“After We Mourn”

June 4, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

At a shiva house (a mourner’s house), the mitzvah (commandment) is to comfort the mourners. We bring food, we offer them a plate

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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