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Mr. George Floyd

Shalom mishpochah, On Saturday morning I had opened our service with a statement I prepared concerning the grievous and tragic death of  Mr. George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. I have attached that statement and ask that we all take to prayer and action to promote the kind of justice that honors our Almighty God. Let’s pray for our land, pray for the deep hurt and grief felt more strongly by the African-American community as well as for our police and law enforcement agencies. All across this great land of ours citizens are horrified and extremely grieved by […]

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Silence Isn’t Golden

Prior to his death, the courageous German churchman Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said: “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” To fortify the stranglehold of Germany’s anti-Semitic laws, Nazi law called for the death penalty to those found protecting or giving aid to the Jewish people. Rev. Bonhoeffer chose the path of civil disobedience in resistance to these nefarious laws and was summarily hung for his act of bravery. His soul and conscience would give him no peace if he remained silent in the face of such […]

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