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The seder is a call to Jewish families for how to live our lives. It teaches us all how we need to make time and space for one another in order to discuss and to debate the most important dimensions of what it means to be a Jew.

by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Purim

As we go into this Shabbos, we go in ready for Purim, ready to celebrate the values that we hold dear, and ready to proclaim to the world the importance of holiness and the values for which we have fought generation after generation.

by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Shabbat table

Now is our chance to seize the gift that is Shabbat.

by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Shabbat Shira Yemima Mizrach

Here’s your “homework” for the week of Parashat BeShalach and for Shabbat Shira

by Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
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This year, on the Shabbat of parshat Vayeira, let us begin a journey to a brighter Jewish future, let us model our homes on the home of Abraham and Sarah. Let each of us make our home a sanctuary, a spiritual safe-haven, a place of kindness and warmth, faith and connection, filled with the light and joy of Shabbat.

by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
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When a local bus stop suddenly starts to scream out your name. You have no choice but to listen and to stop every now and again and recharge your inner batteries. When Hashem whispers, don’t force Him to shout…

by Sasha Star
Wolf

Samantha Wolf experienced how the Jewish day of rest brings people together. How it brings us closer to ourselves. How it brings us closer to God.

by Samantha Wolf
Simon Shear

Any major event can help us understand the world. A day like Shabbat exists to change it. To remind us not to confuse our intrinsic value with a self-contained utility-producing machine.

by Simon Shear
Gelboin

The extraordinary story of a set of Shabbat songs that travelled continents, traversed generations, healed hearts... and brought inexpressible joy.

by Michele Gelboin
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When we are faced with dark times in a dark world, we have two choices: we can curse the darkness or we can bring light into the darkness.

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Daniel Oppenheimer

On a usual day, we eat two meals: lunch and dinner. On Shabbat, we eat a third meal – ‘Seudah Shlishit’. By preparing for this third meal, we honor Shabbat.

by Rabbi Daniel Oppenheimer
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The Jewish people have an incredible spiritual and musical heritage. One of the most meaningful parts of the Shabbat meal is when we sing Shabbat songs.

by Alex Clare