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Stepping Out From Our Past (Eikev – 08/24/19)

Posted on August 27, 2019

Stepping Out From Our Past In Parshat Eikev, we read what has become the second paragraph of the Shema prayer in our siddur. We are adjured to love God and Continue Reading »

The Definition of Insanity (Devarim – 08/10/19)

Posted on August 13, 2019

The Definition of Insanity Two hundred fifty-five mass shootings and counting in 2019 alone[1]. This past weekend, thirty-one innocent, precious lives were lost because of bigotry, racism, and a lack Continue Reading »

The Universal God (Balak 07/20/19)

Posted on July 22, 2019

The Universal God Sometimes progress is just reverting back to some previous standard or belief. In one particular case, it took us hundreds of years to become, once again, open-minded. Continue Reading »

The Miracle Worker (Chukat 07/13/19)

Posted on July 16, 2019

The Miracle Worker The Children of Israel are thirsty. Moses asks God for help; God tells him to take his staff and go speak to a rock and water will Continue Reading »

The Age of Empowerment (Korach – 07/06/19)

Posted on July 8, 2019

The Age of Empowerment Since this week’s parsha, Korach, is all about leadership, it made me think about the state of modern Jewish leadership and who our leaders are. In Continue Reading »

The Salutatorian speaks Latin (Bamidbar 06-08-19)

Posted on June 13, 2019

The Salutatorian speaks Latin Last Tuesday I attended my step-daughter’s graduation from Princeton University. The school has a custom that the salutatorian speaks in one of the languages of classic Continue Reading »

Saving Israel from Itself (Behar – 05/25/19)

Posted on May 31, 2019

Saving Israel from Itself I think many of us were surprised by the results of last month’s Israeli elections. It finally appeared as though Netanyahu might be displaced and new Continue Reading »

Who’s Your Neighbor? (Kedoshim – 05/11/19)

Posted on May 13, 2019

Who’s Your Neighbor? This week’s parsha, Kedoshim, contains one of the most famous directives in the Torah. The “Golden Rule”, “Love your neighbor as yourself” has inspired millions, yet, it Continue Reading »

Teach Your Children Well (Achrei Mot 05/04/19)

Posted on May 7, 2019

Teach Your Children Well What is the essence of the Torah? Is it about fixing the world, sanctifying life, or elevating our souls? Perhaps you could make a few more Continue Reading »

We Can Compare, but Cannot Judge (Yizkor of Passover 2019)

Posted on May 1, 2019

“We Can Compare, but Cannot Judge” The loss of a loved one can be crippling. Facing life without the presence of our beloved requires time for healing. Jewish tradition sees Continue Reading »

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