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Honouring Our Rabbi

Before Rabbi Hannah came to Or Shalom, she was ordained by ALEPH, Jewish Renewal’s umbrella organization that continues in the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l. On Sunday, January 15, at the the 19th annual conference of OHALAH: The Association of Rabbis, Cantors and … Continue reading

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From the Rabbi – Parashat Ki Tisa (Shabbat Para)

Full with Emptiness Over the past few weeks, our Torah readings have amplified the problem of human longing. Just as we are wont to do, the People of Israel looked to the tangible to fill their emptiness, re-forming their personal … Continue reading

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Purim 2017 – Wasn’t That a Party?

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From the Rabbi – Esther, Hidden One

Esther, Hidden One Rabbi Hannah Dresner Purim 5777 The name “Esther” means “hidden one,” and our Chassidic Masters interpreted the theme of concealment and revelation in the Purim Megillah as pointing to God’s own hidden-ness from us, and God’s desire … Continue reading

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