Tag Archive: Marilynne Robinson

Sep 24 2015

A Tribute to David at Yizkor

    This is my first yizkor. I graduated from rabbinical school 34 years ago, and have led yizkor services multiple times every year since then. Yet, and, this is my first yizkor. It has always been a point of personal pride to smugly excuse myself, at least symbolically, from the yizkor service. As if …

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Jun 19 2015

Strength, Courage, and Peace in the Face of Loss

Psalm 29, verse 11, has always been special to me.  “Adonai oz l’amo yiten, Adonai yivarech et amo b’shalom- Adonai will give strength to the people, Adonai will bless the people with peace.”  As a Soldier, this verse appealed to me in terms of national security strategy.  I understood that peace must be founded on …

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