August 2, 2014 / 6th of Av, 5774
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    An Invitation for the High Holy Days, 5774 Dear Friend,The Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue invites you to join us for the High Holy Days, 5774. We are a small, fully inclusive and egalitarian congregation supported entirely by membership and contributions. We are committed to social justice and... Read More
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    Brisket, kugel and challah get a lot of Rosh Hashanah love, but to me, the Jewish New Year will always be the “apples and honey” holiday. This sweet pairing is the first thing most people—both those who celebrate it and those who don’t—think of when they consider... Read More
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    I adore summertime, so I am always slightly gloomy when September arrives. Luckily gloom is not the sole sentiment I experience when September displays itself and signals that yes, winter will likewise ultimately be appearing.. I also fortunately feel anticipation. I eagerly anticipate seeing... Read More
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    If you’ve ever cracked open a pomegranate, you know just how many seeds it’s capable of holding. There appear to be hundreds. And that’s exactly why pomegranates are eaten on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. In addition to serving the role of “new fruit,”... Read More
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    We know everyone appreciates—and loves—the traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur recipes: brisket, apple cake, bagels and lox…you know the drill. But this year we wanted to bring some of those holiday flavors (well, mostly the apple flavor) into the realm of adult... Read More
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    Today marks the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul, leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the New Year and the Day of Atonement). Elul is considered a month of teshuvah, which means “repentance” or “turning.” It is a time for deep self-reflection and honesty as we... Read More
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    By Rabbi Navah Levine, Rabbi-Educator at Temple Emeth This September, my son Ari starts kindergarten. For the first time, he will be in school full-time, five days a week. He will be with a new group of children and new teachers, away from the careful cocoon of parents and nursery school that... Read More
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    ***Closed for 2013 - Please email Jeff | if you have any questions. Shana Tova Looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays? You found it! The young adult High Holiday Ticket Match program, sponsored by The Network in partnership with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts... Read More
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    Boston is abuzz with local honey these days. What was once a specialty hobby is now becoming mainstream with urban beehives popping up throughout the city. In addition to being a trendy anti-oxidant, local honey has been found to help cure certain allergies and have many other health benefits... Read More
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    Life has started to return to normalcy since the events of last week. We’ve finally gotten our feet—and running shoes, for many—back under us and are ready to start healing. I believe that food can play a part in that healing process. My neighborhood Whole Foods Market... Read More
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