Unconditional Love

The rabbis in Ethic of Our Ancestors teach us that all love that is dependent on a specific condition, when that condition stops existing, the love too will stop existing. But love that is not dependent on a condition will last eternally. This week in Parshat Toldot we see this lesson played out in the favoritism displayed by Isaac and Rebecca for their twins Esau and Jacob. We are told straight out that Isaac favored Esau because he had a taste for game, but Rebecca favored Jacob. Putting aside the fact that Isaac and Rebecca broke one of the cardinal rules of parenting by favoring one child over the other, we are left with the even more poignant message about lasting love. Isaac we are

Jacob Cherry to be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah; mazel tov to the Cherry and Schwartz famili

Jacob Martin Cherry, son of Midbar Kodesh Temple members Mindi and Mark Cherry, will be called to the Torah at Midbar Kodesh Temple in December. Jacob is the grandson of Chuck and Susan Schwartz; BarbaraSue Barnes, and Lewis Barnes, of blessed memory; and Roslayn Cherry, and Sherwin Cherry, of blessed memory. He will be joined by family and friends from Nevada and as far away as Israel, Illinois, Tennessee, California and Arizona. Jacob, a National Junior Honor Society student in the 7th grade at a local middle school, enjoys math and science. He received the G.R.I.T. award for his Growth, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity. In his free time he volunteers at his former elementary school.

Our All Encompassing Religion

One of the beautiful things about our tradition is that every aspect of our lives is touched by Judaism. The halachik system or Jewish Law, affects what we do from the time we wake in the morning until we go to sleep at night, and there are even guidelines about how you are supposed to sleep. Even intimacy and sexual relations are discussed, argued, and legislated by the rabbis in the Talmud. Author Maggie Anton gives us access into the minds of the rabbis and their attention to detail on the subject of sex. In her book, Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had To Say About You-Know-What, she uses humor to help us get over our inhibitions about the topic. We are lucky enough to ha

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