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2014 Kol Nidre

I think about this evening, Kol Nidre, all year long. And eight months ago I read a story I knew I needed to share with you tonight. It affected me so very deeply.

I read the story in the Washington Post last February 14th. It is a valentine day story, but one that is unusual and surprising.

It was titled: A valentine to a never-forgotten classmate
By Andrew Leheny
Andrew Leheny is a freelance writer in Belle Vernon, Pa.

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2014 Rosh Hashanah – First Day

Four guys are standing on a street corner…an American, a Russian, a Chinese man, and an Israeli…
A news reporter comes up to the group and says to them: “Excuse me…What’s your opinion on the meat shortage?” The American says: What’s a shortage? The Russian says: What’s meat? The Chinese man says: What’s an opinion? The Israeli says: What’s “Excuse me”?…

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2014 Rosh Hashanah – Second Day

Over the last several years it has been my privilege to teach a combined sixth-seventh grade Hebrew school class on Sunday mornings here at the synagogue. Because of previous space limitations the students have met with me in my synagogue office. Very soon, my office will expand and there will be more room for the students who visit me for study. Often we squeeze in a few extra chairs because lately the combined sixth – seventh grade class has totaled approximately 8 students. For DRRS, that is actually a large class.

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