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This Week’s Torah Portion: Knowing What Will Be

Parshat Vayechi explores the idea of creating your own future rather than attempting to predict its outcome. By Rabbi Elliott Pachter In the 49th of Genesis’...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Wrestle Like A Jew

This week's parsha talks about the true meaning behind Jacob wrestling with his brother Esau's guardian angel. By Rabbi Bentzion Geisinsky Did you know that the...

This Week’s Torah Portion: Sensitivity To Others

Parshat Toldot: Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7. By Rabbi Megan Brudney It is so exciting to finally arrive at the beginning of a new year. Everything seems...

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Recovery Month: Be Sure to Connect

Celebrate connections by making new ones. September marks the start of National Recovery Month, an international observance held each year to honor and celebrate the...

All Masked Up

Can’t live without masks these days. Years ago, my baby was admitted to Beaumont. Fun fact about Beaumont: It’s a teaching hospital, which means there’s...

High Holiday Diaries: JN Writers Share Their Experiences

In this unusual year for worship, our writers had different takeaways from the New Year. Temple Israel’s Rosh Hashanah Services — ‘Coming Home’ By Mark Jacobs Even...