Shabbat Shuvah ─ Vayelech ─ And he went September 15, 2018 / 6th of Tishrei, 5779 by Joe Nalven Torah summaries[i] for Vayelech generally ignore the significant, yet terrible, verse Deuteronomy 31:3: The LORD your God Himself will cross over before you; and He Himself will wipe out those nations
Chukat Numbers 19:1–22:1 Dvar by Joe Nalven, June 23, 2018 The Red Heifer Puzzle Summary[i] Moses and Aaron are told the ritual of the Red Heifer and commanded to tell it to the Children of Israel. The ashes of the Red Heifer purifies those who have been contaminated by contact
Harvey Joseph Helsel (Born November 12, 1926 , Springfield, MA – Passed February 21, 2017, La Jolla, CA at age 90) On display in the Foster Family Chapel at Beth Israel are two prints by the late internationally known artist Leonard Baskin. The 4 Mystics (1952), and View of Worcester
By Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel “Let’s agree to disagree.” That’s an expression we often say when we reach a stalemate in a conversation. In essence, we say to each other, “I understand you have a different point of view than I do, I’m not going to change my position. You’re not
We reside in Point Loma. Our daughters and grandchildren reside in Austin, TX and Atlanta, GA. Both daughters, Amy Nadel Slotin and Paige Nadel Caras, celebrated their bat mitzvah and confirmations at Beth Israel many years ago. We are both retired physicians and we have done volunteer medical service in
Armin, Maya & Anat Ridinger We live in Pacific Beach. We are passionate about events related to nature, travel, Israel, Europe, science and sports. Maya grew up in France and Armin grew up in Germany. We met during our studies in Israel (at the Mahon Weizmann, in 2006). Beth Israel seems
Cantor Emeritus Sheldon Merel gave a musical and impressive presentation at the monthly Men’s Club Dinner Forum on February 22, 2018. To watch the whole presentation, click HERE to be redirected to the Beth Israel YouTube site.
An open letter to the 22 high school seniors of Congregation Beth Israel’s (San Diego, CA) delegation to AIPAC. My students, This weekend, the 22 of you left the warm, comfortable climate of San Diego and attended the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, DC. I noticed how you participated and