Religious Life

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Introducing Beth El’s New Institute

October 3, 2016

In 1970, at an archeological dig in Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea, a lump of charcoal was discovered in the ark of ancient synagogue. Scientists knew it was a parchment but...

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Fear Part 2

Rabbi Alexander Davis October 2, 2016 / Rosh Hashanah 5777 Kol haolam kulo, gesher tzar meod. V’haikar lo lifached. Kol haolam kulu. We love the song. At camp they teach us to sing it with hand motions. They teach us to sing it loud. But let’s consider the words: “The whole world is a narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to fear.” In 1973,...

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Rabbi Alexander Davis October 2, 2016 / Rosh Hashanah 5777 Simon had a problem. In fact, he had the problem for so long that it began to worry him to death. Finally, he decided to do something about it. So he went to see Dr Bloom, his local psychiatrist. “Oy, doctor, have I got a problem,” said Simon. “Every night, when I get into my bed,...

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