Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter

Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter

Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin Temple Israel, West Palm Beach, FL Last year, I attended a retirement seminar. I asked the following question, “How do you know how much money you will need for retirement?” The presenter asked me:...
Noah: Because God Had to Grow Up Too

Noah: Because God Had to Grow Up Too

For a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking very differently about this week’s Torah reading, Noach. In the past, I’ve focused on how Noah was ish tazdik tamim hayah b’dorotav, “a righteous and whole-hearted man in his generation.” Unfortunately, that isn’t saying...
Bereshit: Two Stories

Bereshit: Two Stories

I remember when I was turning 60 thinking that this was going to be a productive decade for me. I had a good feeling about it. I remembered that for my own mother, her 60s had been a decade overflowing with creative output. I hoped that I might be able to match her. I...
Ki Tavo: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

Ki Tavo: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

In this week’s Torah reading, Ki Tavo, we have what’s called the Tochecha, the curses or the rebukes; essentially, the terrible things that will happen if the Israelites, once settled in the Promised Land, don’t follow God’s commandments. Since they’re supposed to be...

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