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Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program Invocation

Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program Invocation

Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program Invocation Rabbi Brian Field gave these remarks at the 36th annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program. We gather tonight with the sacred mission of remembering the Holocaust, and doing whatever it takes so that we can look into our children’s...

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What Would It Be Like? A Yom Kippur Story

What Would It Be Like? A Yom Kippur Story

This poem was submitted by Judaism Your Way participant Carrie Esposito.  What Would It Be Like? A Yom Kippur Story By Carrie Esposito    Today I am willing to forgive. Today I am willing to tell a different story. Not the one of yesterday, where I am wronged, hurt...

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Winds of Life by Martin Factor

Winds of Life by Martin Factor

This poem was submitted by Judaism Your Way participant Martin Factor.  Winds of Life by Martin Factor Raise your arms Raise them to the sky See the light of life inside you, Find the core of hope Deep inside your soul And let the winds of life Carry you forward   Close your eyes...

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Leonard Cohen: A Loving Appreciation

Leonard Cohen: A Loving Appreciation

Rabbi Brian’s tribute to Leonard Cohen and his powerful Jewish spiritual voice.

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You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen’s Most Jewish Album?

You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen’s Most Jewish Album?

Cohen’s is the voice of incompletion and surrender, of partial acceptance and physical and spiritual loss.

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An Insight about Jewish Spirituality with Help from a Lakota Chief on a Zen Retreat  

An Insight about Jewish Spirituality with Help from a Lakota Chief on a Zen Retreat  

Rabbi Brian’s reflections after a seven day meditation retreat.

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Cross That Line

Given the challenges that our society, our country, our planet is facing, what lines should we all be crossing?

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The Vows We Break

Kol Nidre is our tradition’s way of reminding us that we aren’t only constrained by the past.

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What Burns but does Not Burn Up?

We don’t normally think of the story of the burning bush as a story of teshuvah, of turning. But it is. Not simply a story of returning to the place of one’s birth, but returning to a place in one’s heart that one thought was closed forever.

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The Four Fundamentals of Jewish Spirituality

Rabbi Brian’s perspective on the four fundamental components that make up Judaism.

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