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Without Passion

June 23, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

How can anyone in the 21st century, who has witnessed and benefited from extraordinary technology, and advances in science and medicine, be solely

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Flex Your Spiritual Muscle

June 16, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

The short but powerful story in Numbers 12, reveals tension between Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Aaron and Miriam call out their brother on

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Fate and Freewill

June 9, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

(Excerpted from Rabbi Lyon’s sermon June 3, 2022) When summer heat in the Middle East fell on the rabbis-of-old, they studied lighter texts

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O Jerusalem

June 2, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

In 2016, we were in Jerusalem on “Jerusalem Day,” the day that commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. Defeating the Jordanians, who

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What Have We Done?

May 26, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I don’t have to quote Torah or Talmud to clarify how much Judaism prioritizes life and love over the murder and annihilation of

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A First Report ​​​​​​​from Israel

May 21, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

On May 8th, David Scott and I left for Israel with 35 other travelers. Our experience was nothing short of amazing. From an

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Reproductive Justice: A Jewish Value

May 5, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

The Alito Letter, or whatever it will be called in the future, set off a fury of reactions. Some are encouraged by the

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To Be a Jewish Grandparent

April 28, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

When the Israelites came to Mount Sinai, they learned that the condition on which they would receive Torah was that they would teach

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Freedom to Live

April 21, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

(Reprinted by request) What is freedom? Passover teaches us that freedom is liberation from bondage and then revelation at Sinai. There is no

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The Great Sabbath

April 7, 2022

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, is observed one week before the beginning of Passover. It’s so-called, in part, because it was on the