Twenty Years Ago 

Twenty years ago on the morning of 9.11 I was watching TV like I always do with some coffee and an occasional yawn and an outstretched arm. It was a beautiful morning that 9.11. blue sky, crisp air, until the news flashed a weird story about a passenger plane hitting...

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9.11.2021

From Rabbi Sussman on 9.11~ 9.11.2021 Twenty years ago On the morning of 9.11 I was watching TV. It was a beautiful morning Blue sky Crisp air Until the news flashed a weird story About a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center without explanation A terrible...

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It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah

By the time you receive this message, the weekend of Labor Day 2021 will have already begun. Rosh Hashanah, 5782, will commence on the evening of Monday, September 6. We will gather in person and online to usher in the New Year with solemnity, seriousness and high purpose. A difficult...

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“Divided We Stand, United We Fall:” A Fourth of July Rabbinic Reflection on Thomas Jefferson and the Separation of Church and State

While the Fourth of the July is traditionally the time for flag waving, fireworks and barbeques, it can also serve as a day for serious reflection about the founding of the United States and the ideals and contradictions of the American Revolution. While perhaps no single person more fully defined...

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Rubble

Under the rubble of collapsed hope on the beach near Miami a lost paradise now lies shattered in a million pieces of concrete. Hope is resilient and sends heroes to the top of that heap of shattered dreams and twisted steel while anxious family and friends stand guard by the...

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