Reflections from Rabbi René – Two Peoples Fighting in One Womb

Towards the end of last week’s Torah portion, we read that “Isaac and Ishmael buried…

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Reflections from Rabbi René – Commemoration and Freedom

The story is not over Our weekly Torah portion marks the transition from one generation…

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The Architects of Peace

Rabbi Rene’s weekly message to the KLS community Do you remember the evening of the…

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Noah’s fur coat

Rabbi René’s sermon for Parashat Noah “Noah ish tsaddik tamim haya bedorotav; et ha-Elohim hit-halekh…

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Reflections from Rabbi René – Simchat Torah

We are almost at the end of the month-long Jewish festivals of the autumn. This…

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Rabbi Rene’s New Year Greetings

Our Rabbi’s message to the community for the New Year 5781 Dear members, dear friends,…

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Reflections from Rabbi René – Troubling Texts

Parasha Shoftim Our Torah portion, Shoftim, opens with the institution of judges and scribes, whose…

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Retelling the past: Rabbi René’s weekly sermon

A few weeks ago, I discussed with you the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder by…

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Masks and Moses – Rabbi René’s weekly sermon: Parasha Va’etchanan

Train carriages Last week, for the first time in months, I had to go to…

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What unites us – Rabbi René’s Shabbat morning sermon

Parasha Korach: 20 June 2020 / 28 Sivan 5780 On Shabbat morning, Rabbi René Pfertzel…

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