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Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael pt. 4

10/18/2020 11:00:41 AM

Oct18

Rabbi Landman

Anti-Racism  & The Jewish Community  with Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky - Part 1 

10/06/2020 07:18:26 PM

Oct6

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, JCRC

 Kol Nidre 5781

09/29/2020 07:20:44 PM

Sep29

Selichot 2020

09/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep17

APOLOGY, FORGIVING AND TESHUVAH

09/13/2020 10:32:12 AM

Sep13

Clifford S. Fishman

 
I. APOLOGY AND FORGIVING IN POPULAR CULTURE 
In Erich Segal’s best-selling novel Love Story (1970), and in the movie made from the novel, Oliver apologizes to Jennifer for losing his temper; Jennifer replies: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Do you agree?
 
II. APOLOGY AND ATONEMENT
Rebbe Eliezer taught:  “Repent one day before your death.” Pirkei Avot 2:15.
 
III. TO WHOM SHOULD WE APOLOGIZE AND ATONE?
1,  Clearly a person (“X”) is required to apologize and atone to those whom X knows he or she has wronged or hurt.
2. Some halakhic authorities recommend that a person apologize to all his or her friends, relatives, associates, etc., before Yom Kippur, just in case he or she has hurt or wronged someone unknowingly. (Rema 606:2; Arukh Hashulhan, 4).  Is doing this via a mass email or Facebook message halakhically permissible? If permissible, is it wise?   Have you sent or received such an email or Facebook posting? If so, what was your reaction?  What reaction did you receive?
3. You have wronged a person in a serious and significant way. Is it ever appropriate not to apologize? If so, what should you nevertheless attempt to do?

 

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What's at Stake? Parashat Ki Tetze

08/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug27

Shamai Leibowitz

Rabbi Landman on Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael (part 3)

08/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug24

Rabbi Landman

Journey Back in Time to the City of David

08/12/2020 09:24:32 AM

Aug12

Operation Moses & Princeton Lyman

08/11/2020 09:05:40 PM

Aug11

Dave Sloan

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael pt. 2

08/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug2

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Rabbi Suson on Tisha B'Av

07/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul29

Parashat Devarim

07/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul24

Shamai Leibowitz

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael

07/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul19

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Parashat Matot-Masei

07/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul16

Shamai Leibowitz

How do you say Corona in Hebrew?

07/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul14

Shira Leibowitz Schmidt

Jews in the Civil War

06/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jun30

Dr. Jon Willen

Did the Story of the Wood Gatherer Violate the Rule of Law?

06/19/2020 10:55:44 AM

Jun19

Shamai Leibowitz

Thoughts About This Week

06/05/2020 04:06:44 PM

Jun5

Rabbi Suson

This week has left us all feeling breathless and shocked. From the horrible killing of George Floyd at the hands of violent police officers, to the national protests against race discrimination, to built-up tension from the lockdown - this has been an emotionally exhausting week for our country and humanity.

Of course, we need to look no further than the first chapter of the Bible to find the idea of divine equality among human...Read more...

Rabbi Suson on the 2020 Census & Parashat Bamidbar

05/22/2020 03:12:10 PM

May22

Rabbi Suson

Shavua Tov!

05/16/2020 10:25:20 PM

May16

Shamai Discusses Parashat Bhar-Bechukotai

05/15/2020 01:00:53 PM

May15

Shamai Leibowitz

Staying Healthy &  Updated

05/01/2020 04:19:35 PM

May1

Rabbi Steven Suson

Shabbat Shalom!

Although our synagogue doors our closed, our community is close and active as ever - thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the innovative efforts of our staff and members. Over the past six weeks, we have held more than 72 Zoom minyanim - morning and afternoon, every weekday. The live Passover Seder and Yizkor...Read more...

A Parasha of Quarantine and Isolation : Torah Reading Tazria-Metzora

04/24/2020 11:42:34 AM

Apr24

Shamai Leibowitz

Parashat Tazria-Metzora 5780

04/24/2020 11:08:38 AM

Apr24

Communicating in Close Quarters : Parashat Shemini 5780

04/17/2020 02:53:05 PM

Apr17

Rabbi Suson

A Preventable Death? Torah reading Parashat Shemini

04/17/2020 02:52:39 PM

Apr17

Shamai Leibowitz

Chag Kasher V'Sameach! You're Invited! 

04/03/2020 01:51:21 PM

Apr3

Rabbi Steven Suson

  I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and good spirits. This Shabbat is called Shabbat Hagadol - the Great Shabbat because it precedes the festival of Passover. Unfortunately, this Shabbat does not feel so great. In fact, Passover isn’t looking too...Read more...

Rhythm 'N' Ruach: Shalom at Home Interview with the Rabbi! 

03/31/2020 03:09:06 PM

Mar31

Adrienne Suson

Click the video to watch Rabbi Suson discuss his COVID-19 experiences on Rhythm 'N' Ruach's Shalom at Home! Read more...

Trying & Tiring Times...

03/13/2020 02:47:59 PM

Mar13

Rabbi Steven Suson, President Scott Wasserberg, & Administrator Barbra Jaffe

In the last few days many of us have been listening to the news or reading the reports about the growing scope of COVID-19 in our region.  Just yesterday afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan announced several emergency actions in an effort to halt the spread of the virus and secure the greater public’s health.  What we are being told by the Maryland Board of Health as well as the CDC and WHO is simple, if your sick stay home...Read more...

COVID-19

03/07/2020 11:46:15 AM

Mar7

Rabbi Steven Suson

We have been following the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), as have you. Please read the message below from our president and know that we are taking precautions at the synagogue to ensure the cleanest and healthiest possible conditions for our congregants. Most important is that if you don’t feel well, please don’t come to shul. So many in our community are in the higher risk category and it...Read more...

Mon, October 26 2020 8 Cheshvan 5781