Tonight and tomorrow is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
This past October, I was with a group from my synagogue that visited Terezin. We were led... More.
April 19, 2015 | 6:38 am
We Jews are living this week between two significant holidays of commemoration. Last Wednesday evening and Thursday the Jewish world mourned those who... More.
April 14, 2015 | 6:31 am
Nathan’s father died soon after he was born, and before his death he asked his wife to be certain that their son would become bar mitzvah at age 13. His... More.
April 9, 2015 | 10:03 am
This week I spoke with a young man who was raised in my synagogue but who I haven’t seen since he became Bar Mitzvah. He is now 24 years old, kind,... More.
April 1, 2015 | 7:12 am
I am grateful to my colleague, Rabbi Dow Marmur of Jerusalem, for passing along to me this in-depth analysis of the just-completed Israeli election... More.
March 31, 2015 | 10:11 am
To be curious is the first quality of the wise. Wise people know that they do not know and are open to learn something from everyone.
The Passover... More.
March 28, 2015 | 8:35 pm
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s settlement policy resembles his predecessors’ in many ways, but it is a march toward permanence in a time... More.