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November 29 In Jewish History: Shabbat Message from Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates
In the year 1940, the concentration camp Auschwitz was created. In the year 1949, the Israeli Knesset met for the first time in Jerusalem. That roller coaster of history and hope, and destruction and despair in the 1940s is marked by one particular date that is a liminal moment in
November 25, 2022
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Hapax Legomena: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Elana Rabishaw
This past Sunday, an inquisitive second grader asked me how many words were in the Torah. Without any idea, I consulted Rabbi Google, who told me that there were just under 80,000 words. Of those, there are nearly 1,500 words that appear in the Torah only once. The fancy name
November 18, 2022
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Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
The story of the “Binding of Isaac” that concludes this week’s Torah portion pulls hard on conscience and our soul.  What parent would offer to sacrifice a child?  What God would ask such a thing? The rabbis wrestled with these questions too.  The midrash imagines a conversation between Isaac and
November 11, 2022
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Lech L’cha: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Greg Weisman
We are a people who have wandered. The Jews of our community have made our way to Boca Raton over the past few generations, and our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents before us made their way to the US. They were descendants of Jews who went back and forth across Europe,
November 4, 2022
Racial Equity Newsletter
Equality: Racial Equity Newsletter – Help Protect the History of Pearl City in Boca Raton
Racial Equity Newsletter: Help Protect The History Of Pearl City In Boca Raton​ Dear Equality readers, There are a few important undertakings going on in our community that we wanted to make you aware of. Please take a moment to read these, and hopefully you will be able to help!
November 4, 2022
Press Releases
Bellissima: A Musical Evening of Romance, Drama and Intrigue
     TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON PRESENTS:  BELLISSIMA-A MUSICAL EVENING OF ROMANCE, DRAMA AND INTRIGUE, INCLUDING OPERA, BROADWAY AND MORE   Boca Raton, FL (October 20, 2022) Temple Beth El of Boca Raton  will present Bellissima: A Musical Evening of Romance, Drama and Intrigue, including opera, Broadway and
October 30, 2022
Shabbat Message
Striving to be Righteous: Shabbat Message from Cantorial Soloist Jake Harris
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”                                                          
October 30, 2022
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Beginnings: Shabbat Message from Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates
A few weeks ago, I had to go to New York for the day.  I did something stupid and forgot to sign a marriage license of a wedding I had done in New York and so I had to fly up and back in a day to sign the document.
October 21, 2022
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A World Filled With Miracles: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
“Look around, and tell me what miracles you see.” The young visitors gazed all around, eyes wide open to wonder. “The trees!” said one little girl.  “The plants!” said a little boy.  “The clouds!” said another.  There was a little silence, and then one little hand went up.  “Us.” I
October 14, 2022