Rabbi’s Thoughts2018-09-04T16:34:23+00:00

FROM RABBI LIEBERMAN

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 of mist, of light rain, blowing her dandelion breath in our ears; and we forgive her, turning from chilly winter [...]

June 6th, 2019|

Sing to the Eternal a New Song!

Shiru l’Adonai shir chadash...sing to the Eternal a new song.... (Psalm 96:1) For the past eight years our High Holy Day services were graced by the voice, artistry and persona of Stephanie Horowitz, our cantorial soloist. Earlier this year Stephanie informed us that, because of health issues that she [...]

June 6th, 2019|

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 in Baltimore, led by my uncle, Rabbi Morris Lieberman, and the old Union Haggadah that we used; congregational sederim in [...]

March 25th, 2019|

What’s in a name(tag)?

Name-tag Etiquette 101 One of the undergirding principles of life in Falmouth Jewish Congregation is our desire to build and maintain community. We strive to do so in many ways, one of which is by providing a name-tag for each member of our congregation and encouraging them to wear [...]

January 28th, 2019|

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 rituals of introspection, seeking a trajectory in the new Jewish year that, with work, will make the new year feel [...]

December 18th, 2018|