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Jewish Journal

Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner

  • A Sept. 11 Parable for Rosh Hashana

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was asked: "What is the right spiritual path, that of sorrow or that of joy?"

    He replied: "There are two kinds of sorrow and two kinds of joy. When a man broods over the misfortunes that have come upon him, that is a bad kind of sorrow. But the grief...

  • Light Eight Candles to Honor our Heroes

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On the nights of Chanukah, Dec. 9-16, Jews around the country will remember a little pitcher of olive oil. In particular, we will recall a moment from the second century BCE when one of the Temple priests searched through the rubble of the vandalized sacred house. In the midst of...