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Rosh Hashana Day 2

11/03/2019 11:16:34 AM

Nov3

Rabbia Marcia Plumb

The Queen, when giving her Christmas message to the British people, called the year of Charles and Diana’s divorce, her annus horribilus--her horrible year.

wonder if we would give that name to our past year. Politics, anti-semitism, the Climate Emergency, shootings, more anti-semitic attacks, more rising sea levels, and more shootings….every day there was something else that added to our fears. In every Mussar class, at services,...Read more...

Rosh Hashana Day 1

11/03/2019 11:15:27 AM

Nov3

Rabbi Marcia Plumb

I like doing jigsaw puzzles. Does anyone else?   I have a method to doing them. I start with the corners.  The corners frame the whole puzzle, and give it shape and solidity.  Then I group the rest of the pieces into colours or into general parts of the puzzle.  Then I start with one corner and work my way out. I get great satisfaction from finding the piece that fits perfectly and forms a complete part of the...Read more...

Kol Nidre

11/03/2019 11:14:12 AM

Nov3

Rabbi Marcia Plumb

Kol Nidre CMT 5780


Over these high holy days many colleagues, including myself,on Rosh Hashanah,  are talking about the troubles of this past year—anti-semitism, gun violence, climate worries, and the deviciveness in our country.   All of this is important of course, and vital.   Many of us have had sleepless nights and we are living with distress on a daily basis.  What helps us get through the...Read more...

Yom Kippur

11/03/2019 11:02:28 AM

Nov3

Rabbi Marcia Plumb


Like last night, I have a personal question for you.   There is no judgement when you answer.  How many of you would say that you pray?   How many of you believe the prayers you say in the mahzor?  How many of you don’t really understand the prayers we say?  How many of you are glad we pray in Hebrew bc if we prayed in English, we wouldn’t like or believe what we said?

Today, we spend a lot...Read more...

Fri, November 15 2019 17 Cheshvan 5780