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Rabbi Stein's Sermon - Creating a More Peaceful World

Creating a More Peaceful World

August 16, 2019/16 Av 5779
Rabbi Peter W. Stein

I want to reflect on three moments from my week, each of which reflects my passion as a Zionist and my commitment to the Jewish state.

Earlier this week, I was reviewing and refining the itinerary for our 2020 TBK trip to Israel. As expected, the itinerary includes visits to sites of great historic and religious significance, places of natural beauty, and interactions with both our Reform brothers and sisters and our partner city of Modi’in.

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Parashat

Parashat Vayetzei
December 7, 2019

In this Torah portion, Jacob has a dream in which angels go up and down a ladder connecting earth to heaven. God appears before Jacob and renews the covenant that God had made with Abraham. Jacob sees Rachel, Laban’s daughter, tending sheep and wishes to marry her. Laban tricks Jacob into marrying his eldest daughter, Leah, after seven years of labor. In exchange for another seven years of work, Jacob is allowed to marry Rachel. Jacob has many sons with Leah, but Rachel is unable to conceive. Finally, God blesses Rachel, and she has a son, whom she names Joseph.

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