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Like many precocious children, I went through a phase where I was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology. This was especially true around the time when the Disney Hercules movie came out in 1997. I had a number of books that described in detail the...
Oct 07, 2018
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When I was a teenager, I spent my summers at Camp Ramah. One of my close friends there was named Jake. Jake was a special person. He was friendly, outgoing and kind. He had an interest in martial arts and in long philosophical conversations. I was...
Oct 04, 2018
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A few days ago, Daniel and I had the pleasure to host the staff of KTI in our sukkah for lunch. The sun was shining as we sat in the shelter of the sukkah on a crisp fall day. The food was fresh and delicious and the company enjoyable. While we do...
Oct 04, 2018
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It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,

A beautiful day for a neighbor.

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you!

I've always wanted to live in a...

Sep 20, 2018
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Why me? A few weeks ago, a man called me up to discuss the ongoing difficulties in his life. A number of years ago, he had lost close family members in a gruesome accident, and had struggled ever since to feel whole. The loss had affected his health...
Sep 20, 2018
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As I look back personally on the past year this Rosh Hashannah, one theme that emerges is being a guest. This has been a year full of transitions for me, and many of those transitions involved time away from home in new places. I had my monthly...
Sep 12, 2018
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RH1 Sermon

This morning, as I lead this community for the first time on the holidays, I want to continue to introduce myself to you by sharing one of my most precious memories.

When I was a little boy, I would go with my father and...

Sep 12, 2018
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Ki Tetzei 2018

Michael Veley is a retired corrections officer from Brush Prairie, Washington. He currently is in treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a very serious and possibly terminal disease. Michael and his wife wanted to go on...

Aug 28, 2018
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Whole Hearted: Shof'tim 5778

 

Deuteronomy 18:9-13

 

(ט) כִּ֤י אַתָּה֙ בָּ֣א אֶל־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־ה' אֱלֹקֶ֖יךָ נֹתֵ֣ן לָ֑ךְ לֹֽא־תִלְמַ֣ד לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת כְּתוֹעֲבֹ֖ת הַגּוֹיִ֥ם הָהֵֽם׃ (י) לֹֽא־יִמָּצֵ֣א בְךָ֔ מַעֲבִ֥יר בְּנֽוֹ־...
Aug 22, 2018
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Home Base | R'eih 5778

 

Deuteronomy 13:13-16 (יג) כִּֽי־תִשְׁמַ֞ע בְּאַחַ֣ת עָרֶ֗יךָ אֲשֶׁר֩ ה' אֱלֹקֶ֜יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לְךָ֛ לָשֶׁ֥בֶת שָׁ֖ם לֵאמֹֽר׃ (יד) יָצְא֞וּ אֲנָשִׁ֤ים בְּנֵֽי־בְלִיַּ֙עַל֙ מִקִּרְבֶּ֔ךָ וַיַּדִּ֛יחוּ אֶת־יֹשְׁבֵ֥י...
Aug 22, 2018

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