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WHEN THE KING IS IN THE FIELD (Parshat Nitzavim - Chodesh Elul)
During the month of Elul, "HaMelech ba'sadeh", the King is in the field; God is looking to engage with us. Thoughts on developing an informal relationship with God, which will positively affect how we enter His palace during Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander12 ViewsSeptember 20, 2022Yom Kippur,Rosh Hashanah,Elul
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INSPIRATION, EMPOWERMENT AND A STOLEN SHOFAR (Parshat Ki Tavo)
Why, according to halakha, can a stolen shofar be used to fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the voice of the shofar, but not from a legally-owned shofar sounded by someone who is practicing from it on Rosh Hashana? Thoughts on recognizing the stolen shofar within us.
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PURIM IN ELUL: CREATING A LOVING ENGAGEMENT WITH GOD (Chodesh Elul / Parshat Ki Teitze)
The Hebrew month before Rosh Hashana is called Elul. What does this word mean? How does it impact the activities in which we must engage in preparation for High Holidays? How do we create an authentic loving engagement with God? In tribute to Dr. Dodi Tobin z"l.
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander16 ViewsSeptember 7, 2022Elul
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GETTING DRESSED UP FOR ROSH HASHANAH - PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY (Parshat Nitzavim)
In this week’s Haftara, the prophet Isaiah utilizes the imagery of clothing to portray a redemptive and purposeful life. How can clothing, a symbol of physical protective gear, a medium that often communicates a person’s stature, something so superficial, convey a spiritual idea?
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander91 ViewsMay 19, 2022Rosh Hashanah
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THE SOUNDS OF THE SHOFAR: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LISTENING AND HEARING
Judaism provides a spiritual navigation system that can help us on our journey to become the people we want to be: the progression of the sounds of the shofar, which represent the ongoing process of teshuvah.
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