Chanukah 5777

Temple Shabbat Shalom Chanukah Seder Rabbi Alpern   Blessings for each night’s candle lighting: Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who sanctified us with commandments, and commanded us to light the Chanukah lights. Blessed are you, Lord our God,...

A Chanukah Christmas Gift for All of You!

Temple Shabbat Shalom Christmas-Chanukah Table Service (Seder)     Shalom and welcome to our Seder. Before ordering your table service kindly review the Chanukah Seder. Review the texts of the Book of Judith and Daniel. Review the book of John and notice...

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving 5777 Thanksgiving 2016   We give thanks for the opportunity to retell the narrative of this American holyday. It is argued that Columbus went to his grave convinced that he had discovered a new world on the shores of Asia. Columbus thought he had...


Aikido on the A Mountain

Aikido on the A Mountain Aikido on the A Mountain is a conversation about vision, virtue, and practice. My Rabbinic Ordination confirms that i am to be a “Warrior in the Teachings of the Light of the Torah.” My thesis forty years ago was on “The...

Quest ion ings

QUEST ION INGS: THE GRAIL AND THE TABLETS OF TIKKUN     (A Real Final Solution)     The Grail is found in the quest of Ascending the A Mountain.   The Ark of the Covenant is found within.   The Riddle of the Ages?   “It has been taught:  The First Five...