Welcome to Congregation Magen David of West Deal!
The story of our congregation is a story about the birth and growth of a community. Just a few families and new neighbors 25 years ago, our ties have deepened and our respect for one another matured. Today, with our rabbis to guides us, we have grown and prospered.
Imagine yourself in a few months from now on Yom Kippur in the Beit haMiqdash. It’s Yom Kippur during yemot hamashiah and you’re out in Jerusalem for the holiday. You pack into the Beit haMiqdash courtyard …continue reading Creating Sacred Space
What would you expect the continuation of the Torah to be after the awesome experience, the revelation, we had at Har Sinai? Would you expect a series of instructions about …continue reading A Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation
Most stories we tell our children start off with ‘once upon a time,’ ‘at the dawn of time,’ and ‘in a place far far away.’ These stories are fantasies, similar …continue reading The Berit: Count Me In
By Rabbi Meyer Laniado Ever wonder why there are ten ‘makkot,’ why these specific ‘makkot,’ or the reason for their sequence? These are questions we should be asking ourselves. When …continue reading The 10 Makkot: Order, Structure, and Meaning