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Drawing on the Light Within

by Maggid Zelig Golden 29 Kislev 5776 | December 11, 2015 Below, listen to Maggid Zelig Golden's entire drash (teaching) on finding light in the darkest of times, recorded December 11, 2015, at the Kabbalat Shabbat services co-hosted with Urban Adamah.

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Embrace the Rainbow: A Call to Peace and Love in a Broken World

by Maggid Zelig Golden 3 Cheshvan 5776 | October 16, 2015 In Noah, last week's parsha (Torah portion), the flood destroys a corrupt world. When the waters subside Noah sends out a raven and then a dove, symbols for the simple black and white mentality

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Elul: Preparing for the Choice of Life

by Maggid Zelig Golden 29 Av 5775 | August 14, 2015 In the twenty-nine days leading to Rosh Hashanah, we are invited to fully listen to the welcomed blessings, as well as the darkness in our lives. What shows up when we take time to

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Hakhel: Sukkot Tribe Gathering for Next Seven Years

by Maggid Zelig Golden 25 Elul 5775 | September 8, 2015 In just five days shofars will sound 100 times all around the world, calling in the New Year with that primal sound that wakes us up to this pivotal moment in the Hebrew calendar.

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How Small Choices Can Have Big Impacts

by Marina Sherman B’naiture 2012-2014 graduate B’hootz Teen Mentor 2014-present 19 Sivan 5775 | June 5, 2015 Shabbat Shalom. This week’s Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, includes the famous story of the 12 spies sent to scout the Promised land… At the beginning of the Torah

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Righteous Rebellion

by Maggid Zelig Golden 6 Tamuz 5775 | June 23, 2015 In the wake of darkness in Charleston and as we remember the brilliant lights at the recent passing of Rabbi Bonna Devorah Haberman ztz"l and the first yartzeit of Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi ztz"l, Maggid

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Shavuot: Festival of First Fruits

Shavuot: Festival of First Fruits by Maggid Zelig Golden 29 Iyyar 5775 | May 18, 2015 Chag Sameach Shavuot – Happy Festival of Weeks! Today we are nearing the finale of counting the omer – the potent cycle of seven weeks through which

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Tu B‘Shvat: The Beginning of Liberation

Tu B‘Shvat: The Beginning of Liberation by Maggid Zelig Golden 8 Sh’vat 5775 | January 27, 2015 As Ecclesiastes explains, “For everything, there is a season” (Ecc. 3:1). Pause and take a look outside. Look closely at the trees. What is beginning

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Chanukah Light of Redemption

Chanukah Light of Redemption by Maggid Zelig Golden 26 Kislev 5775 | December 18, 2014 In recent weeks we have witnessed fires of protest burning in the streets of Ferguson, East Jerusalem, and close to home in Oakland. As I prepare to