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Lech L’cha: Go! To yourself!

In finding, ever anew, a myriad of meanings from our Torah texts, I am drawn to an extraordinary event in September run by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on Zoom discussing the Haftarot fo...

Posted on 29 October 2020, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett

Sefer Yetziyat Mitzrayim – the Book of the Exodus from Egypt – begins with the listing of the names of Jacob and his progeny, seventy of them, who were refugees from the oppression.  How can we not throw up our hands in horror as we ...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett

The first Shabbat after Tisha b’Av is known as ‘Shabbat Nachamu’ from the first words of the Haftara written by Isaiah: ‘Nachamu, nachamu’ – ‘Console yourselves’. And we need consolation after the three sad weeks between t...

Posted on 26 July 2018, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett