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28 Sep 16

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Jeffrey Newman

Once, when I felt in despair, overwhelmed by the unmanageable heap of tasks and duties that faced me - as a rabbi, father, husband, son, neighbour, citizen - I spoke to a friend. 'Have you ever,' he replied, calmly, 'not managed to complete your work?' I thought. And, to my astonishment, at that moment, I seemed unable to recall such a time. On the whole, it seemed, things do fall in to place. For those of us who keep Shabbat, something similar takes place week by week. Despite the immensity and impossibility of completing everything before lighting the candles, somehow…

27 Sep 16

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Irit Shillor

[In the story of the exodus from slavery, which we read year after year] we [find] empathy with the other and as a result solidarity with the other. These feelings exist in people to different degrees, but they can become stronger depending on the experiences of an individual, a group or a people. It seems obvious that people have empathy mostly with their own group, however they define this group. The real problem is the relationship to the “other”, the one who does not belong to “our” group. People are afraid of the other and distance themselves from the other,…

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