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January 15, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 17, 2020

As we begin reading the Book of Exodus on this Shabbat, we learn of Moses being called by God to go to Pharoah and demand “let […]
January 8, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 10, 2020

Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis, once expressed that he was sorry to be born a Jew. After some anti-Semites cheered, he continued:“I am sorry that I […]
January 2, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 3, 2020

Imagine: People are gathered together for a Hanukkah party ata rabbi’s home in Monsey. A crazed man enters and callously attacks five Jewish people with a machete, and […]
December 20, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 27, 2019

A few thoughts, not only for our children, about Hanukkah and the flames that we kindle: The Hanukkah flames remind us of TRADITION.Just as our parents […]
December 19, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 20, 2019

As Hanukkah will soon be upon us, let us consider the meaning of the flames we will kindle. The flames of light remind us of our […]
December 12, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 13, 2019

And the fight against anti-Semitism persists. This time it was the Kosher food market in Jersey City. Armed with an assault rifle, the two perpetrators attacked the market, […]
December 3, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 6, 2019

Our Torah reading this week focuses upon the patriarch, Jacob, and upon some of the great struggles that he confronted in his life.  We find Jacob […]
November 26, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 29, 2019

In order to escape the anger of his brother Esau,Jacob set out on a long journey to a distant land.  On his first night away from […]
November 20, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 22, 2019

The story is told of a young boy who was late coming home from his friend’s house. When he got home his mother asked him where […]
November 13, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 15, 2019

It’s Wednesday night as I write these words.  But tonight I wonder if I can effectively convey some of what has taken place so far this […]
November 7, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 8, 2019

When we attend a Bris, we are witnessing and affirming the Covenant first established between Abraham and God.  That Covenant (Bris or Brit in Hebrew), and […]
October 29, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 1, 2019

It’s a great fable.   According to the Torah,the generations after Noah lived peacefully for many years.  They spoke the same language and they understood each other […]
October 23, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, October 25, 2019

In my office I have a picture of me at my Bar Mitzvah. I’m dressed in a suit with a fresh haircut. I have a smile on my […]
October 16, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, October 18, 2019

Tonight we celebrate the Festival of Sukkot, and I hope you will join us as we hold our service in our beautiful Sukkah (weather permitting). Let […]
October 10, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, October 11, 2019

This coming Sunday evening begins the Festival of Sukkot, one of the major commemorations of the Jewish calendar. In the Torah the Israelites are commanded: “When you […]
October 2, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, October 4, 2019

This Sabbath is known as Shabbat Shuva, the “Sabbath of Repentance” which falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But the Hebrew word Shuva literally means something […]
September 24, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, September 27, 2019

In the Hasidic world of Eastern Europe in the late eighteenth century, there lived a sage by the name of Rabbi Zusya of Anipol, who was […]
September 17, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, September 20, 2019

Tomorrow night we will observe Selichot at the temple. The Hebrew word means “forgiveness” or“pardon,” and refers to the prayers we recite i npreparation for the High […]
September 11, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, September 13, 2019

We are in the Hebrew month of Elul, a month that has great significance for us. Elul is regarded by our sages as a month for introspection […]
September 6, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, September 6, 2019

We have seen the images of massive destruction. People’s lives completely uprooted by a horrific hurricane, causing one of our congregants to question: “Rabbi, why do these […]
August 28, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, August 30, 2019

In this week’s portion Moses speaks a message that stands at the heart of our understanding of what it is to be a Jew and a […]
August 23, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, August 23, 2019

Israel is strong enough that it could withstand the negative propaganda that two extremist American politicians sought to bring against it. Yet, denying them entry into Israel was a mistake as it would appear that Israel has much to hide when it comes to its treatment of the Palestinians.
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