• To Tell the Truth…

    Author: Rabbi David Cohen Published in February-April 2017 Sinai News There is scientific truth, philosophical truth, historical truth and moral truth. At least there used to be. The demise of truth was predicted in George Orwell’s prophetic novel, 1984, published in 1949, which described a dystopian world in which language...

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  • Educator’s Message, February 2017

    Author: Barb Shimansky Published in February-April 2017 Sinai News As we approach Purim, it strikes me that this story is suddenly extremely relevant in the world we find ourselves living in at the dawn of 2017. Esther is brought into a situation that is not necessarily of her own making,...

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  • President Message, February 2017

    Author: Chip Mann Published in February-April 2017 Sinai News In synagogue life, volunteering and committees are coming full circle. When I was growing up a Sinai, congregants volunteered to teach religious school, head up and serve on committees, baked and served at onegs, among many other tasks. As time went...

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  • Vote for Derech Eretz!

    Author: Rabbi David B. Cohen Published in the November 2016-January 2017 Sinai News Every election season has words that are transformed from the innocuous to meaning laden. Remember past examples like “binders,” “hockey moms,” or, of course, “chad?” This election brought a number of terms to the forefront of significance:...

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  • President’s Message, May 2016

    Author: Chip Mann Published in May-July 2016 Sinai News As my first year of becoming president again comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the past year. It has been a year that I had the privilege of working with a great group of officers and trustees. Our...

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  • Reflections, May 2016

    Author: Rabbi Jay Brickman Published in the May-July Sinai News I had not in the past understood why our ancient rabbis determined that 30 days was the appropriate period of mourning for a spouse. About that time has passed since Rita’s death, and I am beginning to feel my respiration...

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  • A Tale of Two Jewries: A Lesson on Moderation and Tolerance

    Author: Rabbi David B. Cohen Published in the May-July 2016 Sinai News On his album, Mizmorei Nevuchim, meaning Psalms for the Perplexed (a play on Moreh Nevuchim, Maimonides classic philosophical treatise, Guide for the Perplexed), Israeli singer songwriter Kobi Oz sings a belated duet with his late Tunisian grandfather, Rabbi...

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