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Parsha’s choice of words invites deep dive into nuances of communication

RABBI CARNIE SHALOM ROSE April 29, 2021

This Shabbat, we will read Parashat Emor from the Book of Leviticus. Like many of the other Parshiot in this Holy Sefer, Emor highlights the special responsibilities and obligations placed upon the Kohanim, the Priestly Class of Ancient Israel. One...

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose is The Rabbi Bernard Lipnick Senior Rabbinic Chair at Congregation B’nai Amoona and a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association.

Recognizing our blessings requires pursuit of goodness

By Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose September 4, 2020

Devarim - Chapter 26: 1: When you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, 2: You shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God...

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Transcending the squabbles to profound joy

By Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose June 6, 2019

This coming Shabbat, Jews the world over will once again initiate the public reading of the fourth of the Five Books of Moses known as Sefer Bamidbar (or more accurately BeMidbar), the Book of Numbers. For me, this Torah portion holds special significance...

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose holds the Rabbi Bernard Lipnick Senior Rabbinic Chair at Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis.

Shavuot: Re-encountering the epiphany

By Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose May 10, 2018

One of the best known and most beloved sections of the Passover Haggadah includes the words: “In every generation a person must see her/himself as emerging from the servitude of Egypt.”  This well-worn quote serves as a rhetorical device reminding...

B'nai Amoona's Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

A reflection on Shavout

BY RABBI CARNIE SHALOM ROSE May 16, 2012

“The act of revelation is a mystery, while the record of revelation is a literary fact, phrased in the language of [the hu]man.”— Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, God In Search Of ManAs a Rabbi, I never cease to be amazed by the questions posed by...

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