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“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” — Shabbat Ki Tisa 5776/February 26, 2016

written on March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

I hope many of you remember that for 4½ months in the summer and fall of 2008, same gender marriages […]

On Body and Soul…

written on February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Shabbat Shalom. Have you heard about the new craze in fitness here in LA?!? Soul Cycle. Does anyone know what […]

A Meaningful Life is a Covenantal One: Parashat Yitro – January 29, 2016

written on February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, I picked up my bag and just before I hurled myself out of the door, into the light […]

Softening our hearts – Parashat Bo, January 15, 2016

written on January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Rabbi Lisa Edwards Did any of you buy a lottery ticket this week? Did you win? Did you expect […]

Continually Becoming a Sacred People: Parashat Vaera – January 8, 2016

written on January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

by Rabbi Heather Miller Happy New Year! Reading this week’s Torah portion, though, one might think that it’s Passover since […]

The Power of Midrash: Parashat Vayigash, December 18 – 2015

written on January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

by Rabbi Heather Miller When I was growing up, I found a very special book on the shelf. It was […]

Showing Up: A Shabbat Drash on Parashat Vayeitzei

written on December 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

By: Jess Reynolds When we last checked in on our patriarch, Jacob, he was busy pretending to be someone he […]

Krystallnacht, Rabin Yahrzeit: Shabbat Chaye Sarah Nov. 6, 2015

written on November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Any idea who is speaking here: He said in an interview that he thought he had “made a difference to […]

Torah portion Toldot: Somebody else’s dream

written on November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards’ commentary on Torah portion Toldot was first published in the Jewish Journal on November 2015 I had the […]

Radical Welcoming: A Drash on Torah Portion Vayeirah by Rabbi Heather Miller

written on November 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

October 30, 2015. Time for flashback Friday. Let’s think back to that time when being a Jewish American princess was […]