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Finding Holiness in Hugs, Home & Hoagies

JUNE 11, 2021 By RABBI ALEX KRESS The pandemic kept me away from Philadelphia for over a year and a half, the longest I had ever been away from my
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Confronting Violence and Injustice Against Women

D’VAR TORAH BY: RABBI ALEX KRESS / June 2, 2021 The statistics were not a secret, but for the first 30 years of my life, I was naively oblivious to
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Know Before Whom You Stand Before You Judge

MAY 5, 2021 By RABBI ALEX KRESS During the pandemic, I had a serious mental health breakdown and no one knew. Perhaps I seemed a little off or distant to
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Choose Hope: The Story of Coach Ted Lasso and the Biblical Caleb

APRIL 23, 2021 By RABBI ALEX KRESS In the first episode of Ted Lasso, the title character played by Jason Sudeikis tapes a poster above the entrance to his office.
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Build Longer Tables, Not Higher Walls

APRIL 9, 2021 By RABBI ALEX KRESS When I was 2, my dad stood in front of a lightbox holding an X-ray that confirmed his mother was dying of lung
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Embracing the Unknowable

APRIL 9, 2021 By RABBI ALEX KRESS As a kid, I loved how math made the world orderly. It was neat and predictable: Two plus two always equaled four; the
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