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Rabbi's Message

05/08/2020 06:32:09 PM

May8

Dear Chevre,

 

As we go into this weekend of Mothers' Day, I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to mothers out there of all kinds, however you have created your family, as well as to those celebrating their mothers whether in person or more likely, virtually.

 

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Rabbi's Message

05/01/2020 05:26:37 PM

May1

Dear Chevre,

 

On this journey through the wilderness between Passover and Shavuot, we are in the Omer week of the kabbalistic quality of Netzach, which means eternity and endurance. In our current times, we have to keep perspective, take the long view, be reminded that we won’t be in this situation forever. At the same time, we...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

04/24/2020 05:15:57 PM

Apr24

Dear Chevre,

 

Chodesh Tov! We have entered the new Hebrew month of Iyar, a month of healing.

 

Rabbi Yael Levy teaches,

 

When the Israelites crossed the sea

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Rabbi's Message

04/10/2020 06:32:37 PM

Apr10

Dear chevreh,

 

I hope that you had meaningful and joyful seders even as they were not how we would have imagined them to be a month ago. It was wonderful to see so many of your faces at our KHN CyberSeder. Thank you to Allyson Zacharoff, Howard Parker, the Lerman family and all those who participated.

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Rabbi's Message

04/03/2020 04:16:43 PM

Apr3

Dear Chevreh,

 

We are living in times unlike any we have ever experienced before. And still, as it does every year, Passover is arriving. We may be exhausted from taking care of little ones or elderly parents or other family members in need of care. We may be scared, alone, grieving what we had hoped we’d be doing this spring;...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

03/27/2020 05:45:10 PM

Mar27

Dear chevreh,

 

Thank you for your patience and hanging in there with me as I am learning how to create appropriate Zoom invitations! I will be lighting candles this evening at 7:15 pm and services will begin with me and Allyson at 7:30 pm at https://zoom.us/j/412061997 (Meeting ID: 412 061 997) or by phone: 929-205-6099 (Meeting...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

03/20/2020 04:28:44 PM

Mar20

My dear KHN community,

 

The Book of Exodus closes this week with a double portion, Vayakhel- Pekudai, where in the Israelites have completed the construction of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. We read, “And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting and the glory of the Lord filled the Mishkan/Tabernacle. And Moses could not...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

03/06/2020 02:19:10 PM

Mar6

Dear chevre,

 

We are closely monitoring information from public health authorities regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

 

We may be calm, concerned, or nervous about COVID-19, the coronavirus, especially as it has come closer to home with five...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

02/07/2020 04:50:38 PM

Feb7

 

Dear chevreh,

 

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, because the Torah reading includes the Song of the Sea, sung by the Israelites after they crossed the Sea of Reeds jubilantly.

 

I’m thinking about collective liberation, and I’m thinking about courage. In Parshat Beshalach, the Israelites arrive at the Sea of Reeds, miraculously cross the sea and take steps forward to becoming a spiritual people. As we get closer to Mt. Sinai where we will receive our Torah, we will not only be physically free, but spiritually free and purposeful.Read more...

Rabbi's Message

01/31/2020 05:32:39 PM

Jan31

Dear chevreh,

This past week, there has been a dizzying and disturbing amount of national and world news and commemorations including the impeachment hearings, the announcement of the peace plan, and the “public charge” ruling from the Supreme Court, all in the same week as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Rabbi's Message

01/17/2020 08:53:07 AM

Jan17

Dear chevreh,

There is a dispute in the Talmud between Ben Zoma and the Sages where Ben Zoma wonders if when the Messiah arrives whether the Exodus from Egypt-- a foundational narrative to the Jewish people--will still be mentioned, citing a verse from Jeremiah’s prophecy which could be read to suggest that it won’t. The...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

01/10/2020 04:45:09 PM

Jan10

Dear chevreh,

 

***It appears that my KHN-generated email address has been hacked so please ignore any strange request you may have received from me. We are working on changing the password.

 

It has been a very tense week, not knowing whether we are...Read more...

Rabbi's Message

01/03/2020 04:45:08 PM

Jan3

Dear KHN community,

Many of us are wondering what to do with our sadness, outrage, fear and desire to connect with others in light of the Jew-hatred that has been taking place in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere. This Sunday, there is an opportunity to travel to New York City for the No Hate No Fear Solidarity March. Together with thousands of others, march across the Brooklyn...Read more...

Rabbi Weekly Message

01/03/2020 09:44:08 AM

Jan3

December 30, 2019/2 Tevet 5780

Dear KHN community,

It is a scary and vulnerable time for the Jewish people in America. While our KHN community may not be as visible targets as our brothers and sisters in Brooklyn or Monsey, we are aware that hate crimes against Jews in the United States have risen dramatically and disproportionally.
 
 We have a strong and active security committee...Read more...

Mon, May 25 2020 2 Sivan 5780