Sermon: Desire Revisited

By Rabbi David Kasher

Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Parashat Beha’alotcha

 

The Israelites have begun complaining. They say they miss the meat and melons they had back in Egypt. Really?! After God freed them from slavery and is raining down manna from heaven?! These ungrateful wretches! Disgraceful. But, then again…are really they so different from us?

 

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Your tzedakah (contribution) is essential to the growth and sustenance of our community. If you have the means to increase your membership contributions, we encourage you to select the Fellow Traveler or Kindred Spirit levels. We also know that these times have brought unprecedented challenges for many, not only physically and spiritually, but also financially. As always, if the suggested contribution amounts are out of your reach, we ask that you designate a meaningful and comfortable contribution by selecting the Ezra level.

 

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