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“Judaism Loves Gray Areas”

October 22, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

In Genesis 11, just after the story of Noah and the ark, we read about the Tower of Babel. It’s a short story

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“Do you Swivel?”

October 15, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Judaism and technology sound like contrary ideas. Judaism is four thousand years old and technology is modern and cutting-edge. But I would argue

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“When the Gates Close”

October 8, 2020

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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“Our Fragile Home”

October 1, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Just five days after Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the year, we begin Sukkot, the beginning of “Z’man Simchateinu,” the season

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“Get Out the Vote”

September 3, 2020

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On November 3, 2020, we’ll all vote in our national election. Regardless of your voting preference, which is a private matter, the sharp

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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