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My father never lived to see his dream come true of an
I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.
Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one.
The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish.
Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish.
The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!
Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
Don't be humble; you are not that great.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks.
-Joe E. Lewis
A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
When I bore people at a party, they think it is their fault.
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Fear builds walls to bar the light. - Baal Shem Tov
Engage in Torah and charity even with an ulterior motive, for that habit of right doing will lead also to right motivation. - Talmud: Pesahim, 50b
The sword comes into the world because of justice delayed and because of justice perverted.- Ethics of the Fathers 5:8
Ever since Rabbi Akiba used the Passover seder to plan a revolutionary struggle against the Roman occupiers, the Jews have used the seder to begin concrete work on tikkun (healing and transformation).
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, the Tikkun Magazine Passover supplement 2006
To work out ends of righteousness and love are you called; not merely to enjoy or suffer.
- S.R. Hirsch, "Nineteen Letters," 1836
“Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.” Golda Meir
The worship of God, though desirable as an end itself, can somehow never be in the right spirit, unless it impels one to the service of man. - Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan
Concentrate on three things and you will not fall into the grip of sin. Know from where you came, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give account and reckoning.- Pirkei Avot 3:1
We cannot learn from general principles: there may be exceptions. - Johanan, Talmud: Kiddushin
A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.- Orchot Tsadiqim
The best security for old age: respect your children.- Sholem Asch
A Jew can be Jewish with God, against God, but not without God.- Elie Wiesel
He who promotes his own honor at the expense of his neighbor's has no portion in the world to come.- Judah b. Hanina, Genesis Rabbah
Even if all the world tells you, "You are righteous," consider yourself a sinner. - Rabbi Simlai
Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.- Abraham Joshua Heschel, "On Prayer"
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.- Maimonides, "Tzavaah"
Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1811), "Likutey Moharan"
Just as we love ourselves despite the faults we know we have, so should we love our neighbors despite the faults we see in them.- Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
A man should never impose an overpowering fear upon his household. - Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 6b
If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.- The Talmud
Love unaccompanied by criticism is not love....Peace unaccompanied by reproof is not peace.- Genesis Rabbah 54:3
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Courier Coverage for High Holy Days 5771
Ignoring the few typos and mistakes, this was a valiant effort by the Courier to remediate the oversight in not including us in their Rosh HaShanah article of 9/2/10. So enjoy the chuckles about breakfast instead of break fast, holidays instead of Holy Days, Tablernacles, no date for Yom Kippur, etc......I wonder what Taschlich bread I need to throw for this comedy of errors?
ps Shabbat Shuvah will be at Leah's not at Robert Rd.
May we all go from strength to strength!
9/7/2010 9:50:00 PM
|The Daily Courier|
The Beit Torah Jewish Congregation will observe the Rosh HaShanah service, with the Taschlich service, at 10 a.m. Thursday at Watson Lake Park.
A convivial community lunch will follow the service. At that lunch and also during the welcome to the Rosh HaShanah dinner the night before, attendees will learn about food customs of Jews in many cultures. The dinner, with candle-lighting, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Chino Valley.
Beit Torah will also have services for the Sabbath of Return at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Kol Nidre service starting Yom Kippur at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, and the Yom Kippur daytime service from 9 a.m. through breakfast at 3115 N. Robert Road in Prescott Valley.
"One of the beautiful stories and traditions associated with the High Holy Days says that the Holy One records all the deeds of everyone and the judgments as to what will happen to them during the coming year," said Dr. Adele Plotkin, the primary lay leader of the Beit Torah Jewish Congregation. "The 'books' in which all of this is recorded are said to be sealed at the end of Yom Kippur. However, some say that the gates of heaven stay open a crack to allow for last-minute repentance when willow branches are beaten until leaves fall off, symbolic of the shedding of our last sins at the end of Sukkot, the Festival of Tablernacles," she said.
"A similar ceremony of Taschlich, the casting away of sins, is done during Rosh HaShana, when Jews throw bread crumbs into a body of flowing water, symbolic of the casting away of sins."
For more information about services, times and other activities, visit the Beit Torah website calendar at www.onetorah.org or call 237-0390.