Archive: November 2020

Thanksgiving Message from Rabba Kaya

Posted on November 24, 2020

Dear Friends, With both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the horizon, we are all surely struggling with anxiety and sadness over the safety of gathering together with family and friends. These are very difficult times and the specter of additional social isolation compounds our grief. In a recent Ministerium meeting of Seacoast-area clergy, we discussed the Continue Reading »

A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

Posted on November 24, 2020

TIP was a proud sponsor and participant in this National Interfaith event for Healing and Reconciliation that took place on Sat. evening, Nov. 21st.  Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman was honored as one of the faith leaders selected to share a teaching as part of the Havdalah ceremony. The event was attended by over 1200 participants. You Continue Reading »

parashat hayei sarah jug of water pouring water

Water from the Well: Parashat Hayei Sarah

Posted on November 17, 2020

After the Trauma – Seeking Love By Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, November 17, 2020 After the trauma of the Akeida (the binding of Isaac onto the altar by his father Abraham) and after the death of Sarah, the Torah seeks out healing. The Torah seeks out the only possible path forward for healing: loving-kindness-hesed. It is the path of Continue Reading »

Noah's Ark

Water from the Well: Parashat Noach

Posted on November 4, 2020

Build for Yourself an Ark In a world that has lost its way, a world in a which a violent storm is about to rage, G-d finds a righteous man and tells him: Make yourself an ark – עֲשֵׂ֤ה לְךָ֙ תֵּבַ֣ה  (Gen. 6:14). NoaH – נֹחַ whose name means “rest” is told to build an Continue Reading »

Phases of the Moon

Water from the Well: From Regret to Repair

Posted on August 31, 2020

We have just entered the month of Elul- a time of preparation for the High Holidays. In this month it is customary to recite Psalm 27 each day. This psalm includes the familiar song Ahat Sha’alti. It also includes a phrase at the very end of the psalm beginning with the word lulei– which means:  if only. We all have Continue Reading »