Rabbi’s Thoughts

The 11th Commandment

Describing Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (z”l), Krista Tippet, host of On Being, writes: “A mystic, a 20th-century religious intellectual, a social change agent, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched alongside [...]

The 11th Commandment2019-09-10T14:58:50+00:00

Spring!

Spring Linda Pastan (from Heroes in Disguise. © Norton, 1991) Just as we lose hope she ambles in, a late guest dragging her hem of wildflowers, her torn veil [...]

Spring!2019-06-06T15:22:31+00:00

Toppling Pharaohs

Thinking back on more than six-decades-worth of Passover sederim I have attended or led, quite a few stand out in my memory: the warm family sederim of my childhood [...]

Toppling Pharaohs2019-03-25T11:04:41+00:00

Resolve

As American Jews we stand astride two cultures, American and Jewish, and we’re blessed with their respective fruits. At Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, we indulge ourselves in [...]

Resolve2018-12-18T12:02:45+00:00