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High School – Grade 8 – 11

Posted on September 23, 2011

I’m delighted to be joining the ranks of Temple Sinai’s faculty as the teacher for Grades 8 and 9 on Sunday night. I’ve just relocated to Brookline where I’m looking forward to beginning my rabbinical studies at Hebrew College. After pursuing theatre for several years, I’m eager to integrate my love of Jewish texts with Continue Reading »

Sinai Update September 18-24, 2011

Posted on September 21, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of September 18-24, 2011 Parshiyot N’tzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:30) Reflections on the Torah portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel This is the last Shabbat in the month of Elul, the month of personal preparation and introspection that comes before Rosh Hashanah – just one Shabbat left!  The Torah portion on this Continue Reading »

From the Israel Committee: Three Perspectives on the Palestinian Statehood Initiative

Posted on September 21, 2011

NOTE:  The recent diplomatic initiative by the Palestinian Authority to seek statehood status at the United Nations has raised a number of difficult questions which can be answered from a multiplicity of perspectives.  Rather than suggest one concrete “position,” we recognize the possibility for divergent views and disagreements around Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Continue Reading »

Sinai Update September 11-17, 2011

Posted on September 15, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of September 11-17, 2011 Parashat Ki Tetzei (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel A plaster-of-Paris-type second version of the Ten Commandments is Moses’ art project with the Israelites, as he prepares to send them across the Jordan River without him, in this week’s Torah Continue Reading »

Sinai Update September 4-10, 2011

Posted on September 15, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of September 4-10, 2011 Parashat Ki Tetzei (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel The High Holy Days are approaching, with Rosh Hashanah only a few weeks away (it begins on Weds. evening, September 28), and the month of preparations for the High Holy Days Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of August 28-September 3, 2011

Posted on August 31, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of August 28-September 3, 2011 Parashat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Crowds of over 300,000 Israelis have taken to the streets in recent weeks in protests about social issues. In the days ahead this week (usually, these protests are scheduled to convene Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – August 21-27, 2011

Posted on August 29, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of August 21-27, 2011 Parashat Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16-17) “Sabbatical Snapshots” – Rabbi Andy Vogel Note: Over the next few weeks, Rabbi Andy Vogel will share with us “snapshots” from his recent sabbatical in Israel in this Sinai Update e-mail, which give us a glimpse of his experiences related to Continue Reading »

Sinai Update August 14-20, 2011

Posted on August 17, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of August 14-20, 2011 Parashat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25) “Sabbatical Snapshots” – Rabbi Andy Vogel Note: Over the next few weeks, Rabbi Andy Vogel will share with us “snapshots” from his recent sabbatical in Israel in this Sinai Update e-mail, which give us a glimpse of his experiences related to Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of August 7-13, 2011

Posted on August 16, 2011

Parashat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11) “Sabbatical Snapshots” Rabbi Andy Vogel Note: Over the next few weeks, Rabbi Andy Vogel will share with us “snapshots” from his recent sabbatical in Israel in this Sinai Update e-mail, which give us a glimpse of his experiences related to issues of Israeli society, culture, religiosity, politics, land or Continue Reading »

Sinai Update – Week of May 15-21, 2011

Posted on May 20, 2011

Sinai Update – Week of May 15-21, 2011 Parashat: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) The MPR Shabbatical Blog: Torah Portion – Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)  Bechukotai is a somewhat uncongenial portion. Consider Leviticus 27:3-4: “the value of a male shall be as follows: From twenty years old until sixty years old, the value is fifty silver shekels according Continue Reading »

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