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Building a Sanctuary for God and the Jewish People (Ki Tisa – 03/11/23)

Posted on March 14, 2023

Building a Sanctuary for God and the Jewish People What does it take to create a place conducive to communion with the Divine? Indeed, the edifice should be beautiful and Continue Reading »

Remember What Amalek Did To You (Tetzaveh 03/04/23)

Posted on March 7, 2023

Remember What Amalek Did To You The Shabbat before Purim is known as Parshat Zachor (Remember!), based on the additional Torah reading of the day (Deuteronomy 25): “Remember what Amalek Continue Reading »

Day of Hate – February 25, 2023 (Terumah – 02/25/23)

Posted on February 28, 2023

Day of Hate – February 25, 2023 Upon entering the synagogue this Shabbat evening and morning, my first act was to take hold of my “panic button.” If someone threateningly Continue Reading »

Rainbows, Puppies & Kittens

Posted on February 22, 2023

Rainbows, Puppies and Kittens Is it just me, or has the news become exponentially darker lately? Earthquakes, war, spying, murder – even priests aren’t safe. Refraining from the news is Continue Reading »

A Holiday Devoted to our Planet (Beshalach – 02/04/23)

Posted on February 7, 2023

A Holiday Devoted to our Planet It’s strange how certain traditions die out while others become renewed. When I was in yeshiva, Tu B’Shevat (the 15th of our current Jewish Continue Reading »

Beware the Women! (Shemot – 01/14/23)

Posted on January 17, 2023

Beware the Women! Did you ever prepare for a game, a duel, or a debate, assuming person x would be the real threat, but then the challenge came from someone Continue Reading »

Mindset is Everything (Vayechi – 01/07/23)

Posted on January 9, 2023

Mindset is Everything I recently spoke with a friend who was lamenting her daughter’s “single” status. I told the woman to envision and feel her happiness and joy when she’d Continue Reading »

Our Defining Moments (Toldot – 11/26/22)

Posted on November 28, 2022

Our Defining Moments A woman is suffering tremendous pain from her pregnancy. She seeks out Divine counsel and is informed that she’s bearing twins. They will develop into two great Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving 2022

Posted on November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022 When the best news on TV is seven feet of snow in Buffalo, you know you’re in trouble. It seems that every day there’s another shooting or antisemitic Continue Reading »

Faith and Calculated Risks (Lech Lecha 11/05/22

Posted on November 4, 2022

Faith and Calculated Risks How far would you go to save your nephew? “13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew–now he dwelt by the Continue Reading »

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