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We Have Been Chosen

by Arliene Botnick, April 29, 2017

We have been chosen. Yes, that’s right. About one- third of our congregation has chosen us; they have chosen to join the Jewish people. And we are so blessed! They…

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Memories of Pesach

by Arliene Botnick, April 2, 2017

The brightly flowered linen curtains were taken from the storage cupboard, washed, starched, ironed, and ready to be put up in the kitchen. The white tablecloth was also readied. The…

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What do we learn from Purim?

by Arliene Botnick, February 26, 2017

Purim – a minor celebration. No time off from work or school; no candle lighting; a brief service that’s usually overshadowed by a farcical play, actors (including Rabbis) in tongue-in-cheek…

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Standing Together Against Violence

by Arliene Botnick, February 1, 2017

First we were stunned. It was surreal. The noise was not clattering pans. It was gunshots. We all started running, abandoning our luggage, personal belongings – none of it mattered….

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