Rabbi’s Thoughts

A Jewish Journey

Through the decades that I have worked as a rabbi, some of my deepest satisfactions have come from the interactions I have had with individuals who sought to become [...]

A Jewish Journey 2018-10-18T14:38:54+00:00

October Musings

October Ted Kooser (from At Home, a chapbook) First one leaf yellows, loosens, falls and from the hole it fell from leaks a drop of cold, and then another [...]

October Musings 2018-10-11T16:47:32+00:00

Hyperdrive sensations

If you have ever seen any of the more popular science fiction television shows or movies of the past few decades (think Star Trek and Star Wars and their innumerable sequels and prequels), [...]

Hyperdrive sensations 2018-09-06T09:48:35+00:00

Discontent

With apologies to William Shakespeare’s Richard III, “Now is the summer of my discontent.....” Yes, I know that I have yanked that phrase out of its context and muddled [...]

Discontent 2018-08-09T10:41:22+00:00

Door #1 or Door #2?

This year the month of March is book-ended by two Jewish holy days: Purim (Feb. 28/March 1) and Passover (Mar. 30 - April 7). The biblical books which explain [...]

Door #1 or Door #2? 2018-07-05T10:57:18+00:00

End-of-Life Options

Despite the fact that the days between Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur are, typically, filled with many last-minute preparations for the fall holy days, this year I felt compelled to set aside time [...]

End-of-Life Options 2018-07-05T11:06:40+00:00