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The Story of the Hardened Heart #531

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:09pm -- Rabbi Huberman
the story of the hardened heart

It was exactly eight years ago this Pesach that I learned a meaningful lesson, both as a rabbi and as a human being.

Her name was Sharon. She has since passed into the world of souls.

The Chametz We Carry in Our Souls #530

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:06pm -- Rabbi Huberman
The chametz we carry in our souls

My job as a rabbi isn't always to encourage congregants to be more observant. In fact, there have been times when I've encouraged some in our congregation to "take their foot off the gas."

Sounds a bit crazy, I know. 

Study Without Work Means Little #529

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 8:35pm -- Rabbi Huberman
Study Without Work Means Little 

Maimonides (1135-1204), one of Judaism's greatest teachers, was infuriated by a trend in his own lifetime -- one which continues today.

A National Day of Unplugging #528

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 7:19pm -- Rabbi Huberman
A National Day of Unplugging

It isn't unusual for a prospective member visiting our congregation for the first time to make a bit of a disclaimer: "I'm really not that religious."

At first, I wasn't really sure what that meant.

From Amalek to Parkland -- How Do We Remember? #527

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:48pm -- Rabbi Huberman
From Amalek to Parkland -- How Do We Remember?

There is a new movement within the United States which is showing success in reversing negative feelings towards Israel.

Reflections on Parkland Shootings #526

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:46pm -- Rabbi Huberman
Reflections on Parkland Shootings

What if God was one of us....?

Just a stranger on the bus...

tryin' to make his way home? 

Rabbi Irwin Update #524: Two Torahs at Sinai

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:06pm -- Rabbi Huberman
Two Torahs at Sinai

The Talmud tells us of the day that Moses was jettisoned more than a thousand years into the future, into the classroom of one of our greatest Sages, Rabbi Akiva.

Rabbi Irwin Update #523: God Hates Trash Talk

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:04pm -- Rabbi Huberman
God Hates Trash Talk

About ten years ago, a television ad appeared for Nike shoes, which turns my stomach to this day.

It opens with a group of ten-year-olds playing a polite game of basketball on an inner city court. A car pulls up with some NBA players who stop to observe.

The 2018 Plague of Darkness #522

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:11pm -- Rabbi Huberman
The 2018 Plague of Darkness

      Hello darkness, my old friend;

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