Rabbi Shalom Lewis's blog
A young man murders both his parents and appeals to the judge for mercy because he is an orphan.
This famous Borscht Belt joke is often cited as the definition of chutzpa. Chutzpa is a little bit Hebrew, a little bit Yiddish. Perhaps best translated as audacity, nerve and boorish bravado.
It was a sad email.
A student in our Hebrew school from many years ago suddenly died. I remembered him, though our paths hadn’t crossed in decades. I might have been at his bris but my memory is foggy that far back. But, remember him I did.
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Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in a welcoming, engaging environment. We offer:
Inspiring religious services
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