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Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5779

Rosh Hashanah: Family Exile and a Moment for Reconciliation

Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff




My Uncle, my father’s brother, died two years ago. I did not really know him very well, he didn’t live close and we had only met once or twice. He had been married 3 times, divorced 3 times and had two sons with his second wife. I remember the one time that his family came to visit us in Minneapolis when we were just kids (I was probably 9)--he was still married to his second wife and came with their two sons. We went out to Makeeskys deli - a sort of-kosher place and sat in one of those high-backed pleather booths and on the wall above our heads were graduation class pictures from the Talmud Torah, our local Jewish school- many of these photos from my Dad and Uncle’s era. I looked up and saw a picture of Shirley standing in the front row of one of the graduation classes-1956. “What a coincidence,” I said to my cousins, “there is Shirley, your Dad’s first wife.” They looked perplexe…

Parshat Ki-Tetze 5778 Can I Eat Take Your Grapes Without Asking?

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A Curvy Bendy Ram's Horn? What's That All About?

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Elul Greeting

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Ekev My Green Bin

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Pleading For Tehina Parshat Va'ethanan

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Shalom Aleichem to all from Rabbi Yonatan. I am sorry I have not been posting every week during this time. The transition of moving to Australia has been wonderful and very time consuming but hope that you will stay tuned in as I intend to keep a weekly blog or vlog going.

Shabbat Shalom and Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff
rabbiyonatan@gmail.com

Speaking The Truth: Parshat Pinhas

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Shalom to all!

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Rabbi Yonatan