Rabbi’s Thoughts

Narrow Bridge

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772 - 1810) was the  great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. In his short life he became one of the most creative, influential and profound [...]

Narrow Bridge2019-10-25T08:59:25-05:00

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 Commandment2019-09-10T14:58:50-05:00

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!2019-06-06T15:22:31-05:00

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 Pharaohs2019-03-25T11:04:41-05:00