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Torah with Rabbi Rudin.  Join Rabbi Rudin DAILY on Zoom for 20 minutes of fascinating and inspiring Torah study! 

08/11/2020 02:29:47 PM

Aug11

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

Rabbi Rudin

Sukkot, 5782: Between Judgment and Joy

09/20/2021 09:59:12 AM

Sep20

Rabbi Rudin

 Sukkot, 5782

Between Judgment and Joy...

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Repentance: It’s Complicated -- A Yom Kippur Spiritual Primer offered with prayers for forgiveness by Rabbi Rudin

09/12/2021 05:59:21 PM

Sep12

 

The language of Yom Kippur is the language of repentance -- of teshuva.  

 

But repentance isn’t simple.  The Rabbis talk about repentance from fear: regretting past actions and...Read more...

Chalomot Shamayim: Dreaming of Heaven

09/01/2021 07:12:29 AM

Sep1

 

Adath Shalom is Chosen as a Shamayim Vegan Challenge Synagogue

By Rabbi Rudin

A Year of Health and Healing: Adath Shalom’s Spiritual Vision and Mission for 5782

At our Selichot service last Saturday night, we honored our healers by asking them to stand and...Read more...

Selichot: The Midnight  Moment (okay, so we do it at 8:15)...

08/23/2021 12:18:49 PM

Aug23

Rabbi Rudin

This Saturday night marks the official beginning of the High Holiday season with the Selichot service.  This year, we'll be joined by our friends at Congregation B'nai Israel of Basking Ridge as we honor and thank our healers and first responders.   Here's Rabbi Rudin's five-minute Torah lesson on what exactly are Selichot services... check it out! 

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08/16/2021 11:15:04 AM

Aug16

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08/16/2021 11:14:52 AM

Aug16

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The Shofar Experience: Can it make a difference?

08/16/2021 11:11:27 AM

Aug16

Check this 10 minute talk with Rabbi Rudin and see if it helps you add meaning to the sound of the Shofar.  Tekia! 

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Shofar #3: The Shofar Time Machine!  Back to Sinai?  

08/12/2021 10:56:35 AM

Aug12

2 Minutes of Meaning- Tekia!

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Rabbi Rudin's Message to Our High School Graduates... Mazal Tov!

08/11/2021 04:08:22 PM

Aug11

A Message to our High School Grads, Families and our Community..

 

Mazal Tov!  Welcome to a most exciting time of your life!  It has been our great joy and pride to...Read more...

Feel the Shofar #1!  Why Sound the Shofar Anyway?

08/10/2021 10:29:40 AM

Aug10

Check out a quick three minute Shofar Sound and an inspiring message as we approach Rosh HaShana! 

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Parshat Re'eh: The Blessing is Before You

08/03/2021 12:57:47 PM

Aug3

All that is required of us is to take the Blessing that is before us.  The Blessing does not always lead to well-being, wealth and success -- it is not our purposes that are served, but HaShem's.  But sometimes, the Blessing that we seize leads to something much, much more.  Hear about the life and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, whose great heroism was commemorated this past Sunday by the Mayor of Parsippany, the Interfaith...Read more...

The Torah Code(s)' Message for What's Next... 

07/26/2021 11:38:25 AM

Jul26

Rabbi Rudin

 

The Torah is filled to overflowing with messages.  Every letter, every space, every line is G-d's voice reaching out to you in love and urgency.  This is so true that I want to shout it from the rooftops:  Do you want to find G-d's presence?  Just open G-d's...Read more...

One Mitzvah at a Time  -- Life's Elevator

07/18/2021 01:41:14 PM

Jul18

Rabbi Rudin

With the end of Tisha B'Av, can the High Holidays be far behind?  And... so what?  What can this calendar fact mean for us?

The Slonimer Rebbe, one of Israel's Hasidic masters, writes in his book, "Ways of Peace," that there are 613 mitzvot in the Torah.  And what is a mitzvah?  A good deed?  An order from on high?  A kind act?  None of those, says the Slonimer, but also, all of them. What it really...Read more...

Time's Wound: The Month of Av

07/14/2021 10:46:18 AM

Jul14

The list of terrible things that happened during this month is truly daunting.  In Torah, time is "sticky." Good events collect on certain days as do bad ones on other days.  :Good things happen in Adar and this early spring month is an auspicious time; an example is Purim.  Av is...Read more...

Matot/Masei: The Jewish American Journey Continues

07/06/2021 07:52:28 PM

Jul6

Rabbi Rudin

Is the American Jewish Journey different from the others?  During our history, we have lived in many climes, many countries.  In some we were welcomed and later persecuted and expelled.  In others, we lived in peace for millennia and gradually faded away into assimilation and loss of identity.  And in others... I don't have to say what happened because the memory still haunts us.

America was founded not on a...Read more...

07/05/2021 04:26:44 PM

Jul5

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Strength from Sorrow: The Power of Yearning and the 17th of Tammuz and Three Weeks

06/27/2021 01:22:42 PM

Jun27

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

                                                   

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The Month of Tammuz -- Summertime Blues?

06/09/2021 11:36:08 AM

Jun9

Being in tune with the Jewish calendar, we know that summertime is not the relaxed vacation time we enjoy.   Here’s a rundown of the tough times we commemorate:

 

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz (6/10-11):  Hearing complaints, seeing doubt and a crisis of faith in the...Read more...

Memorial Day 2021

06/01/2021 11:37:15 AM

Jun1

 

Dear Adath Shalom Family;

As we join our families and friends, gathering for a picnic or barbeque on this Memorial Day, for many of us, our first get-together after this long, dreadful year of the pandemic, let us reflect on the obstacles that we have overcome and the sacrifices that have been made to make it possible for us to "sit every one under their vine and fig tree."  

 

Our country, our...Read more...

Revelations: A Trip to the Dover Sinai Cemetery

05/23/2021 03:43:26 PM

May23

Rabbi Rudin

 

Revelations: A Trip to the Dover Sinai Cemetery

זְכֹר֙ יְמ֣וֹת עוֹלָ֔ם בִּ֖ינוּ שְׁנ֣וֹת דֹּר־וָדֹ֑ר 

Zachor Y’mot Olam…  remember the days past, the years of each generation. ...Read more...

Israel in the Crucible: Update

05/16/2021 12:14:12 PM

May16

Dear Adath Shalom Family;

I have been asked to present a concise and I hope accurate description of the current crisis in Israel especially in the face of much misinformation and outright untruths that cloud the flow of information.  Clearly as a Rabbi, proud Zionist and Jew and father of a grown child in Israel, I make no pretensions to being objective but at the same time, I strive to be truthful and factual...Read more...

A Vigil of Fear and a Vigil of Hope

05/12/2021 08:23:25 AM

May12

Rabbi Rudin

Emergency Message for Shavuot from Rabbi Rudin

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, 5781; the anniversary of the day when after two millennia the City of Jerusalem, the national home and focus of longing for the Jewish people became ours again, is turned into a day of violence and fear.

Not an enthusiastic gardener, I was fulfilling a belated Mother’s Day promise to plant some bushes in the back yard a few hours ago when my...Read more...

Count the Omer and Grow Spiritually with Rabbi Rudin!

04/05/2021 02:16:37 PM

Apr5

 

The Mishna tells us that Torah study develops 48 spiritual superpowers!  Check out the daily quote about the middah (virtue) of the day and focus on developing that trait in your own journey!

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Pesach 5781  The Ancient Promise

03/24/2021 09:06:19 AM

Mar24

Rabbi Rudin

 

The Promise that has Stood

In ancient times, two leaders who wished to enter into an agreement would share a meal to demonstrate...Read more...

Tishrei vs. Nisan - The Great Creation Debate

03/15/2021 12:44:53 PM

Mar15

Rabbi Rudin

D’var Torah for Rosh Chodesh

 

When was the world brought into being?  When did G-d say, “let there be light?”  When was humanity created in the image of the...Read more...

Celebrating Women’s History MonthThe Mystery of the Tzovot

03/08/2021 09:29:40 PM

Mar8

Rabbi Rudin

 

Dedicated to Cantor Lois, Rabbi Jill Hammer and Dr. Ora Horn Prouser, my great teachers and sources of light

 

In the building...Read more...

Parshat Ki Tissa; The Sin that Keeps on Giving

03/02/2021 05:12:35 PM

Mar2

Rabbi Rudin

golden calf

When the people saw that Moshe delayed descending Mount Sinai, they went to Aharon: Make us a god that will lead us, for the man Moshe who took us out of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him. 

Ever since then, in every sin that Israel has...Read more...

Purim, 5781 - The Nighttime Megillah

02/24/2021 09:30:34 PM

Feb24

Of all the Books of the Bible, only the Book of Esther, the Megillah, is publicly read at night rather than only by day the way we read Torah. What is the hidden meaning of this night reading?   The story of the Megillah seems to conceal as much as it reveals. What is hidden beneath the palace intrigues and rivalries? What does the laughter and the satire conceal?
 
In two short videos, Rabbi Rudin explores the Nighttime Megillah and its meaningful and surprising message for right now.   Check it out!
 

Part One: Five nagging questions

Part Two: Light in the Darkness

Enjoy The Maccabeats' Purim Song about the Hidden Miracle!

 

The Mishkan -  More Than an Ikea Project - D'var Torah for Parshat Terumah, 5781

02/24/2021 10:26:05 AM

Feb24

Man and woman building diy furniture

The last two thirds of the Book of Exodus is focused on building the Mishkan (Tabernacle), the traveling compound containing a fenced-in courtyard, altar, tent and inner sanctum sanctorum that held the Aron HaBrit; the Ark...Read more...

Parshat Mishpatim -  Beginning the Journey with Celebration

02/10/2021 12:50:33 PM

Feb10

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

Mountains

This week's Torah portion, Mishpatim, contains the "rules of the road" for creating a society infused with the holiness of the Sinai Moment.  It is the way back to the lost Garden; the primal harmony and staging ground for the full realization of our godly creative potential....Read more...

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782