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My Response to Ha’aretz Article

The name of the article that caught my eye is called: “Why do Israeli soldiers bully Palestinians?” by Amira Hass, May 12, 2014. I have provided a link to the article to which my response is written: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.590048?utm_campaign=2767067&utm_content=13052775277&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailvision My response:

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Spring 2014 Shabbat Service Schedule

Please join Synagogue Without Walls on June 6 at 7:30 pm for Shabbat services. We meet at the Seven Oaks Cub House at 12275 Seven Oaks Parkway, Johns Creek 30005. Led by Rabbi Ron Herstik and David Krosner, a talented

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Shabbat Service on March 21, 2014

Please join us on Friday March 21, at 7:30 pm for Shabbat services with Synagogue Without Walls. We meet at the Seven Oaks Cub House at 12275 Seven Oaks Parkway, Johns Creek 30005. Led by Rabbi Ron Herstik and David

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A rose is a rose…

A rose is a rose by any other name, and prejudice is prejudice by any other name. If I am to be true to what I consider to be the core values of Jewish tradition, I am certain that it

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Friday Shabbat Services: February 21 and March 21, 2014

“Synagogue Without Walls” continues its Shabbat service schedule. On Friday, February 21 and on Friday March 21 we will create moments of joy and celebration in our Shabbat gathering. Led by Rabbi Ron and David Krosner, along with Diane Mallin

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The Mystery We Encounter — Ourselves!

It is true that we come to mystery and eventually return to mystery. The course of our lives, no matter how long or perhaps short, is the mystery that lies in between the beginning and the end. And while we

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An Introduction to Jewish Spirituality in Johns Creek

On Friday, October 25 Rabbi Ron Herstik will hold the inaugural Shabbat service for “Synagogue Without Walls.” The Shabbat evening will offer an opportunity to enter a time of healing and experience Jewish spirituality through prayer, song, meditation and storytelling.

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When Reality Slaps Us in the Face

Even as my mood is shaped by what I read and hear on the news, and with my preoccupation with how political and military events will affect my family in Israel and Israel as a whole, I am quickly kicked

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Car Fifty-four Where Are You?

As I prepare for the Yamim Nora-yim, the Days of Awe, I engage in “Hesbon Nefesh” (soul searching) even more intensely than usual. I am overwhelmed by events, too numerous to list, that are consequential to our nation, to the

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Atlanta’s Rabbi

Note: as of September 2015, Rabbi Ron Herstik has moved back to San Diego, California to serve the unaffiliated Jewish community. Having recently retired as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Dor Tamid in Johns Creek, Georgia, Rabbi Ron Herstik enters

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