Rabbi’s Thoughts

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

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 Journey2018-10-18T14:38:54+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 Musings2018-10-11T16:47:32+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 sensations2018-09-06T09:48:35+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 [...]

Discontent2018-08-09T10:41:22+00:00