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Day 28 – Mourning Is Broken

28 Elul 5776 by Aleta Bryant Several times a week, I drive down North Wanda Road in Orange near where it intersects with Katella Avenue.  Just northwest of that intersection, on the sidewalk, there has been established since May 2016, a memorial of flickering candles, flowers, photographs and writings dedicated to the memory of a […]

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Day 27 – Finding Humor

27 Elul 5776 by By Scott J. Friedman – Motivational Speaker When I began thinking about this article, the first image that popped into my mind was a one-frame cartoon in which a doctor and patient were discussing the many benefits of exercise. The caption read “which fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour per […]

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Day 25 – Heroes and Murals

25 Elul 5776 by Patti Widdicombe As I prepare for the New Year, I continue to think about the people in my life who have made it possible for me to enjoy and appreciate freedom. I chose to remember and honor people from the past in order to inspire me and others to live life […]

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Day 24 – Building (verb)

24 Elul 5776 By Matt Cohen  Usually when someone says they have ‘built’ something the mind conjures images of something materially sturdy. One’s parents or grandparents might have said, “I built this bridge,” or “this building,” “this work of art,” or even “this company.” The implied product is something concrete, tangible, substantial, solid, possibly even physically […]

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Day 21 – Reflections at the Memory Wall

21 Elul 5776 by Paula and Joel Handler Stepping into our new temple building for the first time was very much like entering an alien world.  “Sameness” gives us comfort.   Through the thirty odd years we have been members at TBS, the music has changed. The rabbis have changed.  The people have changed.  And when I entered TBS one […]

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Day 20 – Cry

20 Elul 5776 by Anonymous We are assembled today in the House of God, God’s House, to honor Him. I see you and you. I see you too.  I see all of us. Wise men teach us to be seen and not heard, but we are a bouquet of poppies. I do not see Him. […]

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