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Rabbi Perkins' E-Letters

Periodically, Rabbi Perkins sends out Congregational letters about matters of seasonal and contemporary importance.

Click on the links below to view Rabbi Perkins' e-letters (in reverse chronological order).

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times (January 10, 2020)
Illuminating the Darkness (December 23, 2019)
A Few Questions for your Thanksgiving Table (November 26, 2019)
See You in Shul! (September 23, 2019)
A Summer of Exploration (July 8, 2019)
Looking Forward, With Sadness and Hope (May 1, 2019)
From Exodus to Genesis -- And Back Again (April 8, 2019)
Reflections on the First Chapter (February 26, 2019)
A Message from Rabbi Perkins (December 28, 2018)
Pittsburgh, One Week Later (November 8, 2018)
Today's Grievous Losses (October 27, 2018)
Civil Rights on the Line (October 18, 2018)
The First Chinese Food? (September 28, 2018)
No Need To Wait (September 14, 2018)
A High Holiday Mashup (September 5, 2018)
Three Jewish Reflections on Senator John McCain (August 29, 2018)
The State of the Shul (May 14, 2018)
A Time Not To Be Silent (June 20, 2018)
A Life Saving Organization You May Never Have Heard Of (June 7, 2018)
A Time to Celebrate (April 17, 2018)
Yom Ha-Shoah, Here and in Israel (April 13, 2018)
Would It Have Been Enough For Us? (April 5, 2018)
Pursuing Liberty, Then and Now (March 29, 2018)
Uncomfortable Truths (February 9, 2018)
Intermarriage Conversation with Rabbi Perkins (January 18, 2018)
MLK Day: As Important As Ever (January 12, 2018)
A City of Great Promise (December 8, 2017)
67 Words That Changed the Jewish World (November 2, 2017)
#MeToo (October 20, 2017)
To Begin Again (October 11, 2017)
Shelter in Place (October 4, 2017)
Suspended Over the Void (September 28, 2017)
Always Look for the Helpers (August 15, 2017)
What's in a Name? (June 21, 2017)
The State of the Shul (May 24, 2017)
Especially This Year, There's More to Passover (April 14, 2017)
Four More Questions for the Passover Seder (March 31, 2017)
What do Night and The Color Purple have in common? (March 8, 2017)
It's Hard to Acknowledge the Truth (March 1, 2017)
The Spirit of St. Louis (February 23, 2017)
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothng But the Truth? (February 6, 2017)
Rabbi's Message on Immigration (January 30, 2017)
The First 100 Days (January 20, 2017)
Opening the Eyes of the Blind (December 28, 2016)
Act Like Marlon Brando (December 16, 2016)
The Ethics of Mass Incarceration (December 9, 2016)
Three Wonderful Melodies (December 6, 2016)
Now That The Fires Are Out... (December 1, 2016)
Lessons for our President-Elect (November 14, 2016)
The Day After (November 9, 2016)
What's God got to do with it? (November 4, 2016)
Are you grinding your teeth? (October 27, 2016)
Shimon Peres, z"l (September 28, 2016)
On the Ballot in November... (September 14, 2016)
A Message from Rabbi Perkins (July 11, 2016)
In Memory of Elie Wiesel (July 3, 2016)
"Go Down, Moses!" and When Does 7 Equal 8? (April 28, 2016)
In Memory of a Special Teacher (April 21, 2016)
Seder Ideas from Rabbi Perkins (April 19, 2016)
‘Tis the Season! (March 18, 2016)
Let's Unplug Ourselves! (March 2, 2016)
Can Generosity be Commanded? (February 12, 2016)
Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of "Hineini" (December 10, 2015)
A Few Fun Hanukkah Curiosities (December 4, 2015)
One Rabbi's Shabbat in Paris (November 17, 2015)
From One Melody to the Next (September 25, 2015)
Israel On My Mind (September 21, 2015)
Have a Good Day! (September 10, 2015)
Preparing for the Days of Awe (September 3, 2015)
Deal or No Deal (August 26, 2015)
The Meaning of #4 (May 21, 2015)
Troubling Times (February 10, 2015)
A Letter from Mijal Bitton (January 29, 2015)
The 86th Casualty (January 23, 2015)
A letter from Paris (January 16, 2015)
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