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Inevitable Moments

September 30, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Our Judaism teaches, “All beginnings are hard.” It’s true. If it’s really a new beginning, then we’ve never done it in the past.

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We are Bound as One

September 23, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays. It’s part of the season called Z’man Simchatienu, the “Season of our Joy.” Sukkot is purposely

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Rabbi Karff’s First Yahrzteit

August 19, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On Sunday, August 15th, we observed the first yahrtzeit anniversary of Rabbi Samuel E. Karff’s death. Many of us will say, “I can’t

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Finding Our Voice

August 12, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I was watching late TV recently. I found a channel with an evangelical preacher carrying on about virtue and sin. I know something

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Good to be Home

July 22, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

It’s good to step away and it’s good to return. The time that you afforded me to step away and recharge my batteries

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Chicken Update

July 8, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Since last time I wrote about our two chickens, “Light Meat” and “Dark Meat,” much has happened. We learned a lot about chickens.

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A Shabbat Well-Earned

June 17, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Some years ago, Rabbi Karff and I saw each other in the hallway at Temple and we began to catch up with each

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Israel Matters

June 3, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Suddenly, the calls and emails stopped. As the cease-fire held in the Middle East, and other news filled the headlines and newsfeeds, everyone’s

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Pursue Peace

May 27, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

The word “mitzvah” means commandment. It’s also a “good deed,” because every mitzvah, whether it’s a positive or negative commandment, leads us to

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Israel, Our hope

May 20, 2021

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I stepped outside this morning to walk the dog in the front yard. As I stood there, my next-door neighbor pulled into his