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Adas Israel Synagogue
Mason City, Iowa
Adas Israel has been the Jewish Congregation of Mason City since 1912.
Interests: Family, Faith, Food and Friends! - PO Box 621 - Mason City, Iowa 50402
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This week we started a new "book" of the Torah. Devarim, which means "words" in Hebrew. You may know it as Deuteronomy. There is a stunning difference in how Moses speaks to Israel and we learn about how we speak and how we give non-verbal communication that can be a major problem. Thank you for reading...Shabbat Shalom. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we learn that Moses actually defers from what he is told to do. Why would he not led the Jews into battle against the people of Midian? The answer is quite astounding and a lesson for us...every day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we read Parsha Pinchas and from this reading we learn much about our relationship with G-d. Thanks for coming by and Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Here is the story of Balak the evil king and Balaam who he hired to curse the Jews. But, things didn't quite work out that way. Shabbat Shalom....and our service schedule. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Welcome back to Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel the Jewish Congregation of Northern Iowa and based in Mason City. This week, after we struggle with the Red Cow, we learn a bit about the importance of...patience. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we read about the rebellion of Korach a man of great potential, from a good family...so why was he so motivated to rebel against Moses? The answer is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we learn of a fateful decision to send spies into the Land of Israel and then...everything goes wrong. Plus what lesson can we learn from what the spies brought back with them? Read on to learn and how that might impact what we say and do...today. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This is Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel the Jewish Congregation of Northern Iowa, based in Mason City. This weekend we celebrate Father's Day...and some thoughts about that job. Then we'll dig into what we can learn from this week's Torah Portion and then "Remembering Peter Children". May you have a meaningful Shabbat and thank you for reading. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel. This portion is the longest in the Torah. Why? Also services will be held on Friday the 10th at 7PM and our Midrash on Shabbat starting at 10:00AM. See you in Shul! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Yes, it will soon be Shabbat and then we get to celebrate Shavous! What is that all about? What customs are associated with the holiday and why is it such a big deal? Then a quick review of the book, John Lennon and the Jews. You've got to get it. Also our next service and midrash....go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week's Torah Portion lists out the many blessings we receive IF we follow the commandments. The Torah is a road-map and one we would do well to follow. And then a word about prayer and violence that I think you will find...interesting. Shabbat Shalom and thank you for reading. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Hello and welcome to Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel the Jewish Congregation of Northern Iowa and based in Mason City. This week we'll learn about caring for others, dignity and charity. Plus the joy of a Pushka in your home or office....or both! Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Welcome to Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel the Jewish Congregation of Northern Iowa and based in Mason City. Today you will learn about Lag B' Omer, what is Kosher and some thoughts about this week's Torah Portion. Let's go! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Torah Thoughts from Adas Israel the Jewish Congregation of Northern Iowa. This week what does it really mean to be "holy" as we read in the opening line of this week's Torah Portion? Read on to learn with us. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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We are counting up the days until Shavuot and we have just marked two days of remembering. Then this Torah Portion tells us not to engage in the practice of others...and why. Meaningful for our time. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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A brief Passover story about children, freedom and education. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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We are about to celebrate Passover and it's a big deal for so many. Let's dive in and learn a bit more about the holiday and why it matters. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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We are a week away from Passover. Some thoughts about that as well as this week's interesting Torah Portion dealing with...the skin you're in and...gossip. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Some news about our Passover Community Seder and a lesson about time that deals with our relationship with the Almighty. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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Hello and welcome to Torah Thoughts! This week lessons about truly being a holy people and it has to do with our food choice. And more about our Community Seder that takes place next month. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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In this week's Torah Portion we are told that there must be an eternal flame on the alter and that keeping that fire going was the job of the priest. Today there is no Temple so how do we keep that "Aish Kodesh" the "Holy Fire" burning? There is an answer. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we focus on a new "book" of the Torah, Vayikra. What it means and so much more. We talk about what has replaced the sacrifices and a note about Purim and how that transfers to Ukraine. Please, read on. Also our service schedule for this Shabbat. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week we read a portion about the materials used for building the Tabernacle and what happened when it was done. There is a great lesson here about transparency and also some thoughts about Shabbat. Here is wishing you well and Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week in our Torah Study we'll learn more about how, if motivated by our hearts, we can accomplish things we never thought possible. And, we'll list out the service schedule for March. Shabbat Shalom! Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA
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This week in Torah Thoughts we learn two valuable lessons. The first deals with charity and what moves us to do good. The other deals with prayer and asks the question, "Does Hashem her even my prayer?" Let's learn together.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at Adas Israel - Mason City, IA