September 17, 2008 | 10:18 pmAs we journey through the month of Elul, it is customary to comment on the weekly Torah portions in light of the upcoming Days of Awe. Parshat Ki Tavo is read a few weeks before Rosh Hashanah, and its overriding theme is one that we encounter several times during the High Holy...
August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pmHere I am in Israel. My throat is sore, and it seems as if I'm going to spend my remaining days stuffy-nosed while watching subtitled television. This stinks.
I just bid farewell to the 40 Birthright participants I helped connect with Israel and Judaism over 10 amazing and...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The Hebrew language is not famous for its curse words. There is one, however, emach she'mo, meaning, "may his name be erased."
In our tradition, it is a horrible curse to be erased from human memory. For example, Hitler, emach she'mo: Even as we remember him, we remember to forget...