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A Conflict of Positive Values

The conflict. . . . For the past four years, we at Union Temple have been presented with what I have called a “conflict of positive values.” There is profound meaning and good will informing each of these values, though together they present us with something of a conflict. By way of explanation, I will…Read on →

Sukkah roof. Photo courtesy of Teofilo at Flickr. CC

Shelter of Peace

The sukkah has come to symbolize a shelter a peace. But the structure of a sukkah speaks powerfully to the nature of such shelter. While the roof of the sukkah is covered with branches and leaves (s’chach) to provide shade, we must also always be able to look up and see the sunlight by day, and…Read on →