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  • A deeper clean

    Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner|Apr 21, 2021

    It is a familiar ritual at this time of year, inspired by nature’s obvious cues: The need for Spring Cleaning. The budding flowers and greening trees of the outdoors evoke a desire to revitalize what is inside. We clean out garages and closets, defrost refrigerators, replant gardens and even delve into some cyber-hygiene of our hard and software. But with such wholesale rehabilitation of our physical spaces, our internal inventories of attitudes and behavior and the effort toward personal refinement they should inspire, often get short s...

  • Have Faith — Shine a Light

    Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner|Dec 16, 2020

    I find myself counting down the days at this time of year. Not in anticipation of the end of the pandemic, the New Year, or in the hopes of getting “the perfect gift” driven by consumerism. Though I have lived in this region for almost 20 years, it is not the gray or rain that overwhelms me, but the dark. That third week in December that augurs the Winter Solstice, and thus the darkest day of the year, marks the nadir of my energy, my focus and even my broader perspective on life and the world. I do not clinically suffer from SAD (Seasonal Aff...