Category Archives: Pirkei Avot

Shabbat Shoftim & Rosh Chodesh Elul ~ At the Confluence of Justice and Love

As we entered Shabbat last weekend, we also turned from the month of Av to the month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. The month of Elul is the last month before the beginning of the Jewish year ~ Rosh … Continue reading

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Mini Minyan’s March Mitzvah Month ~ NOT Just for the Kids!!

Mitzvot (plural of mitzvah) are commandments. Traditionally, we talk about mitzvot as the commandments in Torah ~ 613 in number and some, relating to notions that many 21st century Jews would suggest are archaic and irrelevant today.  But when you talk about … Continue reading

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Yom Abba Sameakh – Wisdom of Fathers in Six Words?

In honor of Father’s Day, the editor of the Six-Word Memoir project at the Jewish Daily Forward challenged readers of the Forward to distill the essence of their fathers and grandfathers into half-dozen words. Cheryl Levine, member-extraordinaire of our sister-kehilla in Yellow Springs, took up the … Continue reading

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