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What do you do?
September 9, 2011 by urjnetworkadmin • Rabbi
A few summers ago, I had the pleasure of attending a wedding in which the only people I knew were the family of the bride. At the meal, I found myself sitting at a table of people I had never met. In an attempt to be friendly to the man seated next to me, I […]
Learning is a Lifelong Endeavor and its Mission is Never Complete
September 6, 2011 by urjnetworkadmin • Rabbi
Parents have let out a collective sigh of relief. The new academic year has started and, thank God, the kids are back in school. It is amazing that, at the end of the school year, parents are so grateful to have a reprieve from supervising homework, making lunches and driving carpools. By the end of […]
This is going to be the best year ever.
August 26, 2011 by urjnetworkadmin • Rabbi
Maybe it’s a coincidence, but I hope it is much more than that. I sat down to write my weekly “From the Rabbis Desk,” but procrastinated for a moment to see what Rabbi Broide wrote about in his outreach column. Low and behold the same thing is on both of our minds and likely on […]
BRS is not just a Shul, it is a community
August 19, 2011 by urjnetworkadmin • Rabbi
As we often say, BRS is not just a Shul, it is a community. Our goal is to cultivate a culture in which people don’t feel I am a member of BRS, but rather, I am a member of the BRS community. What is the difference between being a Shul and being a community? […]
If we want to have credibility when we criticize, we must be willing to praise, when warranted.
September 16, 2011 by urjnetworkadmin • Rabbi
A very noteworthy incident took place last weekend, though it was significantly overshadowed by the 10th anniversary of 9/11. An angry mob attacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, breached the security wall, and advanced on six Israeli diplomats with one goal in mind. The Israelis barricaded themselves in a room with only one locked door […]