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08/11/2020 02:29:47 PM

Aug11

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

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The First Mitzvah:  Exodus Lessons in Freedom Part II

01/29/2023 05:20:20 PM

Jan29

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The Exodus story isn’t just an epic saga.  It’s an instruction manual on how to be free.  The word in Hebrew for Freedom, Cherut, חרות isn’t about being rid of obligations and responsibility.  That’s not what freedom means to...Read more...

Leaving Egypt: The Ongoing Journey of Freedom

01/21/2023 10:06:30 PM

Jan21

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

The story that we tell over and over again, every day, through our prayers and sacred texts, isn't about religion per se.  The Stand at Sinai when we all heard G-d's Ten Commandments, the basis of the Mitzvot, practices, customs and rules of Jewish life is certainly...Read more...

Who Will Stand With  Us?  Parshat Va'Erah

01/17/2023 06:36:44 PM

Jan17

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

The above iconic picture shows Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a survivor of the Holocaust and one of the greatest teachers to...Read more...

The Turning Point- Parshat Shemot/Exodus

01/08/2023 05:00:57 PM

Jan8

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

The first two chapters of Exodus go from degradation to degradation.   The Jewish people, the Children of Israel, are enslaved.  Their suffering and oppression at the hands of the Egyptians is beyond all imagining - or rather, it would be if we had not been subjected to...Read more...

Did The Jews Make Resolutions in Egypt?

01/03/2023 05:19:01 AM

Jan3

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

According to the Talmud, keeping resolutions is all about who you make the resolution to.  Making a promise to yourself is great.  But at the same time, when you are able to go beyond yourself and realize that others are counting on you, then the chances...Read more...

Eight Candles Gone: A Goodbye to Chanukah Rock Anthem…                                                       &nbs

12/23/2022 05:31:40 PM

Dec23

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

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12/23/2022 04:28:45 PM

Dec23

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Eight Lights for Eight Nights: Chanukah 5783- The Hidden Light

12/18/2022 01:16:31 PM

Dec18

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

In the Torah, the supreme source book of Judaism, light is the very first creation.  And yet… none of us has ever seen it.  This light that we see by -- that is not the first primordial light.  That...Read more...

Chanukah - Were the Maccabees Right Wing Extremists?

12/11/2022 11:49:44 AM

Dec11

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, that is the buzz.  The Maccabees were a bunch of religious fundamentalist wack a doodles.  That's the claim and here's the background... it's 250 BCE.

Under the rule of the Syrian...Read more...

Take My Camels... Please!  Parshat VaYishlach

12/04/2022 06:47:30 PM

Dec4

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

Abraham and Sarah, the first Jewish couple, give birth to Isaac. Isaac marries Rebecca.  They have twin boys, Esau and Jacob.  When it comes time for Isaac to choose which of his two sons will receive the blessing of Abraham to become the progenitor...Read more...

What’s with the Rocks?: How to Overcome Obstacles: Lessons from Parshat Yetzei. פרשת ויצא

11/28/2022 07:06:21 PM

Nov28

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

This week’s Torah portion tells us about the journey of Jacob, the last patriarch who gave us all our name of Israel.  But the starring role goes to another figure we encounter.  A rock.  That’s right, a rock. 

Seventeen-year-old Jacob, fleeing to...Read more...

Let Us Give Thanks... 

11/20/2022 02:15:26 PM

Nov20

Rabbi Rudin

 

Among the gifts that the Jews have given the world is the gift of gratitude- for gratitude requires a source.  Seeing each day, seeing the world, as a gift given rather than an ordeal to endure, that is truly a revolution in how each human sees life, for no matter what we face,...Read more...

Parshat HaShidduchim:  Watering the Camels

11/14/2022 03:25:25 PM

Nov14

Rabbi Rudin

This week's Parsha focuses on continuity.  With the death of our Mother Sarah, the viability of the Jewish project comes into doubt.  Isaac, bereft of his mother, alienated from his father by the debacle of the Binding of Isaac, lives as a lost soul with his...Read more...

11/14/2022 03:22:11 PM

Nov14

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11/14/2022 03:20:54 PM

Nov14

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Parshat VaYeraThe Power that is You

11/06/2022 10:53:09 AM

Nov6

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

Where does Abraham get the Chutzpah to Challenge G-d?

In this week's Torah portion, we find Abraham and Sarah living with a small group of their students, followers and families at the edge of the wilderness...Read more...

Lech L'cha:  Abraham's Altars-

11/01/2022 05:36:54 PM

Nov1

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

Reading this week's Torah portion, we see Abraham called by G-d to "Go forth from your land, from the place of your birth and from your father's house to the Land that I will show you."  Abraham's life from that point on seems to be...Read more...

Parshat Noah: Floating on the Seas of Chaos?

10/25/2022 12:19:54 PM

Oct25

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

 

In this week's Torah portion, we retell the primordial tale of the Great Flood, followed by the confusion of tongues in the Tower of Babel.

Question: why was the first thing that the next generation after the flood did was build a...Read more...

10/25/2022 12:18:16 PM

Oct25

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All Beginnings are Hard...  D'var Torah for Genesis, 5783

10/19/2022 05:18:52 AM

Oct19

Rabbi Rudin

 

ויאמר אלוהים יהי אור- ויהי אור

And G-d said: Let there by light- and there was light!

 

As we set out on a new Jewish year, the...Read more...

Being Led: A Story for Sukkot

10/11/2022 07:53:29 PM

Oct11

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

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Being Led: A Story for Sukkot

 

This is a story about the great Rabbi, author and community leader Avraham ben Yitzchak Antibi of Aleppo (Syria), 1765-1858.  Rabbi Antibi’s great accomplishment was leading the Jewish community of Aleppo through a terrible crisis following a devastating earthquake.  This is a lighter hearted story...Read more...

This Sukkah /Self  We Build

10/06/2022 03:03:36 PM

Oct6

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

The holiday of Sukkot follows Yom Kippur by only a few days.   Why do we head out to live in booths right after the yearly ordeal of purification and renewal?

Maybe it’s like this: On the...Read more...

10/04/2022 03:39:03 PM

Oct4

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I'm Starvin'!  What's Spiritual About  That??

09/28/2022 01:14:43 PM

Sep28

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

The Voice of the Belly and the Still Small Voice: A Preparation for Yom Kippur

In every book, movie, comic or even spoof about a spiritual quest, the seeker after truth is at first confused by their encounter with the master.  I'm dating myself here but one of the most iconic spiritual master/seeker disconnects was when aspiring Jedi Luke Skywalker meets the great Jedi Master...Read more...

The Ten Reasons why we Sound the Shofar: Video Series with Rabbi Rudin!

09/21/2022 01:02:03 PM

Sep21

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

Want to make Rosh HaShana a deeper spiritual experience?  Let the Shofar Guide You!!

Chapter One: Creating the Sound of Renewal and Return

Chapter Two: Ten Calls...Read more...

Apples and Honey and So Much More! Celebrating Rosh HaShana and Setting an Example

09/13/2022 02:56:39 PM

Sep13

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

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The Instructions

09/05/2022 07:01:12 PM

Sep5

Rabbi Rudin

                                                               All of These Words of this Torah shall be in your heart…

-Deuteronomy 6

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The   Hidden Thunder of the Shofar

08/30/2022 04:20:44 PM

Aug30

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

                                                                                                         

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08/28/2022 12:42:05 PM

Aug28

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Elul: The King is in the Field

08/23/2022 12:30:58 PM

Aug23

Rabbi Moshe Rudin

 

The image of the High Holidays is that G-d's Presence is more revealed than at any other time.  The theology: is G-d immanent (close) or transcendent (distant), can an omnipresent G-d be "more present" at one time or place than any other etc. doesn't really come up. ...Read more...

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783