Tag: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Mountain Biking and 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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How To Be Good

HOW TO BE GOOD   As we come together this evening to begin the High Holiday season in earnest, we all are, or should be, obsessed with one question- “How to Be Good”, which is coincidentally, the name of a novel by Nick Hornby which I read this past year. The title was guaranteed to …

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Sources on Business Ethics

SELECTED TEXTS ON BUSINESS ETHICS “Do what is right and good in the eyes of God.” Deuteronomy 6:18       Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech ha-olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzeevanu la’asok b’divrei Torah. We praise You, Adonai our God, ruling force of the universe, who makes us holy with your mitzvot, giving us the …

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Who Ate the Garlic?- Jewish Teachings on Not Embarrassing Others

Who Ate the Garlic? As part of our Bar/Bat Mitzvah studies, I have the pleasure of walking to Starbucks with our young people and hearing each of their unique perspectives on life. Of course, Starbucks was closed on the day Ben and I tried to go there, but we still had a good chat and …

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Army Values and Jewish Values- Yom Kippur 5773

One hundred fifty years ago, almost to the day, the first Rabbi was commissioned as a chaplain in the United States Army.  Last year, a memorial was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery to the 13 Jewish chaplains who have died during active duty service to our beloved country.  Their sacrifice is a tribute to the …

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