Tag Archive: humility

Sep 24 2017

On Humility

On Humility Rabbi Bonnie Koppell Erev Rosh HaShanah 2017   My husband Ron has introduced me to the joy of mountain biking.  We have a beautiful, regular route at Brown’s Ranch, just challenging enough and still fun.  Except, that is, for the first 90 seconds.  You’ve barely had time to process the fact that you’re …

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Oct 05 2014

Bells, Stairs, and Pomegranates- thoughts on privacy and modesty

    Who needs to know? This is a vital principle in the US Army and, I’m sure, in many other business enterprises. It is a vital principle in our personal relationships, where communication is the foundation of intimacy. Who needs to know? Knowledge is power and, when vital information is NOT shared, the consequences …

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Sep 09 2013

Unetaneh Tokef and the Pope

What do you know about St. Francis of Assisi, and what does he have to do with the Unetaneh Tokef prayer? One of the best news stories of this past year, as far as I’m concerned, was the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as the new Catholic pope. The Cardinal is the first …

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