Posts by Rabbi Seth Oppenheimer

Lamp 0


Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Team Blog

A poem for Steve Silvern and inspired by a reading of Hasidic texts on Yom Kippur I am a shuttered lantern My shutter Closed Frozen Rusted Shut Stuck Frozen By the coldness of my heart Rusted by tears Mine...

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Easter Flowers 0

Easter Flowers

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Team Blog

I drive through town Going to my office Catching up on what was not done This past silent Friday The trees on the roadside In yards I pass Heavy with blossoms Purple Pink White The Easter flowers leave their...

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Feast of Masks 0

Feast of Masks

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Team Blog

For Sandi Cohen, who asks difficult questions We ask What is the mask you wear? What is the mask I wear, What is the mask we show , Only each to herself. The scholar said, We never show our face To another...

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Human Compassion 0

Human Compassion

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Team Blog

Some scholars asked why, when we take eggs from a nest, must we send away the mother bird? (Deut. 22:6-7) Some answered (e.g. Maimonides Guide 3, 48) that even though the mother bird cannot reason, she can...

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Saul 0


Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Team Blog

I did not want to be king. I hid in the midst of the baggage, I knew the lot would fall on me; Samuel had said so. I did not want to be king. But, when it was unavoidable, I vowed, I would be a good king. And...

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