Rabbi’s Thoughts2018-09-04T16:34:23-05:00

FROM RABBI LIEBERMAN

“Beautiful Fool”

As January approaches each year, a song percolates up through my consciousness and I pull up on my computer, and listen to, several recorded versions of it . It is called Beautiful Fool and it was written and recorded by Kathy Mattea. You can hear her recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Iv5Bm0xUGg [...]

January 6th, 2020|

Nechemta (consolation)

The Shabbat following Tisha B’Av, that summer date commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, is known as “Shabbat Nachamu.” The name is taken from the opening word of the week’s haftarah: Nachamu, nachamu ami—“comfort, comfort My people.” It is with this sentence that we begin the series [...]

November 18th, 2019|

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 of the Chassidic masters. From his youth, Nachman followed a path of asceticism and prayer. He emphasized living life with [...]

October 25th, 2019|

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 Martin Luther King, Jr., famously saying afterwards that he felt his legs were praying.” I have long admired the life, [...]

September 10th, 2019|

David’s Old Silver Swim

[I am pleased to relinquish my column-space this month to my friend and FJC member Dr. Mike Fishbein, who has an important message to share about another friend and FJC member, Dr. David Garber] The 9th Annual David Swim event is scheduled for August 10th. The swim is a [...]

September 10th, 2019|