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Hoping for Quiet-Acharei Mot and a Reflection on Boston

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Offered at Shabbat Services,

April 19, 2013

This has been a tough week.  I am sure many of us…


Added by Rabbi Boris on April 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

We Are All Artists

Over the past few months, our humble synagogue has been blessed to be filled with artistic images of life and culture, from the hills of Jerusalem to the flowing curves of hand painted wedding ketubot, to the moving photographs of heroic women from around the world in Mobility…


Added by Rabbi Boris on February 6, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Accepting The Darkness by Rabbi Boris Dolin

(from TBI's November/December 2012 newsletter, Kol Ha'Kehilah)

As the weather cools and we head into our homes for extended periods of time, we often feel a sense of comfort and safety. Separated from the chill outside, we find sanctuary in the coziness of home, and the familiar pleasures of the winter months. Yet this dark season can also be a time of changing moods, of separation, of loneliness and sometimes, painful emotional suffering. For many in our community, it is…


Added by TBIEugene on October 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Watch the TBI Geniza Burial Ceremony

On October 24th, TBI Talmud Torah students and community members joined together to participate in the geniza burial ceremony at Masonic Cemetery.  During this ancient ritual, holy books and other texts with the name of God were buried as we reflected on the power of learning and tradition.   

Added by Rabbi Boris on October 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Prayer for Rain

From the Jewish Farm School:

It is said that, “where there is life, there is water, and where there is water, there is life.” During the high holidays we take stock not only of our own lives, but also of the state of the natural resources on which our lives depend. When we consider water, it has been quite a year indeed. We have witnessed a frightening series of droughts, forest fires, floods, ice melts, heat waves, and other extreme weather events. On top…


Added by Rabbi Boris on October 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Explore Sukkah City

Added by TBIEugene on September 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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