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Look Who’s Talking!

August 29, 2014 Leave a comment
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg has a lot to say! Join us at Beth Tfiloh to usher in the Hebrew month of Elul, and get ready for an uplifting and inspired New Year.

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg has a lot to say! Join us at Beth Tfiloh to usher in the Hebrew month of
Elul, and get ready for an uplifting and inspired New Year.

This might surprise you, but I have a lot to say about what’s going on in the world right now — and I’m going to share it all with you each Shabbat for the next four weeks!

· Shabbat, August 30: Ferguson: It’s as Clear as Black and White
· Shabbat, September 6: Look Who’s Talking
· Shabbat, September 13: From Here to Eternity
· Shabbat, September 20: No One Wants to Hear the Truth

These sermons will cover topics ranging from Pope Francis to Ferguson, from Joan Rivers to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, Ocean City to Israel, Gaza war to “selfies,” Charles Darwin to the Pentagon.

Services begin at 9 am in the Dahan Sanctuary and 9:30 am in the Epstein Chapel. I look forward to seeing you in shul!

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SERMON: Barack Obama … Friend or Foe?

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Barack Obama – friend or foe? Let me give my answer and then, if you would like, you can give yours.

There is no doubt that there has been – and there is – a strained relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. The fact of the matter is, anyone who was paying attention should have known that this would be inevitable. In 2008 in a meeting with 100 Cleveland Jewish leaders, Obama – who was running for president – said the following: “I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says: unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel, that you are anti-Israel and that can’t be the measure of our friendship with Israel. If we cannot have an honest dialogue about how do we achieve these goals, then we’re not going to make progress … because of the pressure that Israel is under, I think the U.S. pro-Israel community is sometimes a little more protective or concerned about opening up that conversation.”

What he said was not so terrible and I have to tell you that I respected him for having said it. He was very honest about his feelings. What he was basically saying was that he does not agree with the policies of a Likud government and that American Jews should be more prepared to debate those policies.  READ MORE

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Barack Obama – Friend or Foe?

Read this New York Times article, Gaza War Strains Relations Between U.S. and Israel, and join us this Shabbat for a discussion: Barack Obama – Friend or Foe?

 

What We’re Doing for Israel

Here is what our own Rabbi Elan Adler (who will be with us for the High Holidays) and his wife, Rivka, are doing for the soldiers of Israel: Dust In My Teeth – A Photoblog

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