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Peter J. Rubinstein
Perfectly Imperfect (Shabbat Shuvah)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  October 4, 2003

Peter J. Rubinstein
Torah at the Core (Rosh HaShanah 5764)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 26, 2003

We live as a people because Torah lives and Torah lives because we live. Torah and the Jewish people: soul and body joined together. At our beginning God called us into existence to be the vehicle for bringing Torah to the world. Our birth was in the wilderness. Our purpose was born at Mount Sinai.

Peter J. Rubinstein
Holiness in All Ways (Parashat Ki Teitzei)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 6, 2003

The Torah did not countenance disregard to any part of Creation.

Peter J. Rubinstein
Between Forever and Today (Shavuot Yizkor)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  June 7, 2003

?There is irony in the celebration of Shavuot. There at Mount Sinai we received the promise of a land that would be ours alone. The irony is that, while none of them knew it yet, every one of those people who were gathered at the foot of the mountain who were twenty years or older were never going to cross the Jordan.

Peter J. Rubinstein
Wake-Up Call on Israel & Anti-Semitism (Rosh HaShanah 5763)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  September 6, 2002

This is a difficult time in Israel, some would say the most difficult time. There is no clear roadmap to peace. The economy has been decimated by the obliteration of tourism and of foreign investment. Israelis are battered by the tragedy of lost life. They are emotionally spent. Israelis are uncertain as to what to do.

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