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Parshiot Vayachel + Pekudei ~ Shabbat Parah

Do you learn more from the test or from preparing for the test?  I’d argue that we learn more from the preparation than the test itself.  But were it not for the test, we would [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Ki Tissa

In a week where we have the Israelites constructing the Golden Calf because God and Moses can no longer be seen because they are on top of the mountain, I am reminded of this teaching [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Tetzaveh

This week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, is the only one from the beginning of Exodus through the end of the Torah, where Moses’ name does not appear.  Some suggest that it is Moses’ attempt to give [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

February 13, 2018

Dear Members. As we reflect on the challenges of connecting with our congregants during the winter months, and as we reflect on sharing what is happening here at our shul, we recognize the very different [...]

Parshat Terumah

In this week’s Torah portion we are introduced to the mishkan, the wilderness tabernacle.  It is a transportable house of worship that the Israelites can carry with them through the desert.  In relation to the [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Mishpatim ~ Shabbat Shekalim

When I was in university, one of my professors would always use one of three metaphors to present philosophical ideas: ice cream, sex, or baseball.  Much to everyone’s chagrin reading this - I want to [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Yitro

In a previous position, I ended up taking on some Human Resources (HR) responsibilities.  Feeling utterly ill-equipped to be taking on those tasks, I set up a series of meetings with HR professionals to learn [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Beshallach

In this week’s Torah portion, we have the birth of the Israelites as a free people.  If the process of being free wasn’t enough to convey that this was a new beginning, the process of [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Bo

2000 years ago prayer formally replaced sacrifices as our way to connect with God.  As the rabbis of old attempted to create the worship service, they determined that every prayer gathering would have at its [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments

Parshat Va’era

In this week’s portion, Va-era, we find the first seven plagues.  For this D’var Torah, however, I would like to focus on just one: Frogs.  Following the plague of Blood, Moses and Aaron bring an [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|KBI Blog, Kenter's blog|0 Comments