FROM RABBI LIEBERMAN
Responding to antisemitism
Responding to antisemitism On a daily basis, I receive an e-mail message from the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. SCN has provided invaluable training and information to Jewish communities like ours, helping to identity potential dangers, and [...]
A rivulet, a stream, a river…a deluge.
A rivulet, a stream, a river...a deluge Advice from a Raindrop Kim Stafford You think you’re too small to make a difference? Tell me about it. You think you’re helpless, at the mercy of forces beyond your control? Been there. Think you’re doomed to disappear, just one small voice [...]
Spiritual Drought As I write these words, I look out my window at a much longed-for rainy day. Cape Cod has been experiencing a hot, dry summer and because all of the Cape draws upon a single-source aquifer. in times of near-drought water restrictions are imposed on an ever-increasing [...]
4th of July
4th of July [Please note: this column was written and published in our print version of our Newsletter, before the murderous shootings that took place in Highland Park, IL on July 4, 2022. The need has never felt greater to find "the gate that swings open to the joy [...]
Thoughts on Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month
[February, when I wrote this column, is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a time educate ourselves and others. For 13 years now, Jewish communities have united to support efforts to promote inclusion and acceptance. Learn more and find resources at: https://inclusioninnovations.com/jdaim/] One Shabbat morning, seventeen years [...]
Is it time to recite Kaddish?
Is it time to recite Kaddish? The prayer known as Kaddish has several forms, but the one most familiar to Jews is referred to as the Mourner’s Kaddish, recited when a loved one dies and, subsequently, on the yahrzeit–the anniversary–of that loved one’s death. The prayer itself makes no [...]