Monthly Archives: January 2013

Peeking behind the Mask – Rabbi Mark’s 2013 Purim Message

Shalom, There are times in our lives when we face deep questions like, “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?”  “What is life’s meaning?” We know as well from experience and from our wisdom literature, that there is a time … Continue reading

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Book Group Reads Englander

The B’nai Emunah book group recently met to discuss the collection of short stories by Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.  The book is titled after Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We … Continue reading

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The story of the Czech Scroll on loan to BE

This article is written by Sharon Bleviss, immediate past-President of BE. It is based on the research of the confirmation class consisting of Alex Whitlatch, Andrew Whitlatch, Renee Torchio MacDonald, Lara Prosterman, Aaron Lapidus, Bryan Dahl,  as well as the … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #11 of 5773

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Torah Portion by Rabbi Mark *Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish. Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. Parshat B’shalach (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16) … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #10 of 5773

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Torah Portion by Rabbi Mark Parshat  Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) – “This Little Light of Mine….” As Israelite homes are “passed over” in Egypt, we learn this week that we are to commemorate this event annually with our … Continue reading

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Shanghai Film Festival Feb 2 and 10

We decided to update the day of the screening of the Shanghai Film Festival. It is now going to be February 2 from 6-9pm and February 10 from 3-6pm. Both Shanghai Ghetto as well as The Port of Last Resort … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #9 of 5773

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Torah Portion by Rabbi Mark *Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish.  Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. (www.bubbygram.com) Parshat  Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35) – Getting to Know G-d Stuck in Egypt, Israel … Continue reading

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