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TEMPLE TALK | October 21

10/26/2022 08:54:11 AM


Rabbi Batsheva Appel

What 3 Words is an app that you can download to your phone that will tell you exactly where you are
using three words. It was developed by Chris Sheldrick, who used to work in the music industry. He kept
having problems with very poor addresses and getting lost trying to find events was becoming standard.
One of the worst days was in Italy, he explains, was “when a driver unloaded all the equipment an hour
north of Rome,...

Temple Talk | OCTOBER 7

10/12/2022 03:31:30 PM


Rabbi Batsheva Appel

“Catch you on the flip side” is an English idiom based on technology that is disappearing. How many
people still know what a phonograph record is? Or a 45? Or a 78? Or an LP? How many people can picture
a stack of vinyl records on a spindle waiting to drop into place to take their turn under the needle on the
turntable? How many of us still have records or a turntable? A CD or DVD doesn’t have anything on the
flip side....

22-29 Elul | Thoughts

09/24/2022 09:43:15 AM


22 Elul, 5782 | September 18, 2022
Rabbi Simone Shickler

When I think of what is personally healing - I think of meditation and chant. I am especially inspired by the work and compositions of Rabbi Shefa Gold. She has many chants, including one she wrote called “Preparation for Healing”, which draws inspiration from Psalm 27, the psalm of Elul. She writes:

Atah Ozi
Atah Chayai
Atah Ori
Atah...

15-21 Elul | Thoughts

09/16/2022 03:35:56 PM


15 Elul, 5782 | September 11, 2022
Rabbi Glenn Ettman

The Talmud teaches that we "must first improve ourselves, then seek to inspire others to improve themselves." (Baba Metzia 107b). Socrates reminds us, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The entire month of Elul challenges...Read more...

8-14 Elul | THoughts

09/09/2022 03:54:16 PM


8 Elul, 5782 | September 4, 2022
Rabbi Batsheva Appel

One of the things that I like about knitting is that it is possible to fix mistakes invisibly, to carefully, stitch by stitch, undo and redo the fabric so that the repair is undetectable. That is not always possible, but when it is,...Read more...

Mon, November 28 2022 4 Kislev 5783