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


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 [...]

February 11th, 2022|

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 [...]

December 27th, 2021|

Half-a-million gone…..

Half-a-million gone... For over a month now, the lyrics of a Joni Mitchell song—“Woodstock”—have been running through my head: By the time we got to Woodstock We were half a million strong And everywhere there was song and celebration... That song is something of a Baby Boomer anthem, a [...]

March 9th, 2021|

Narrow Bridge

Narrow Bridge November, 2020 I began writing this column on Election Day and it is quite possible that this issue will go to press before the results of the presidential election have been resolved. Like many of us, over the past few weeks I have grown increasingly anxious, distracted [...]

November 12th, 2020|
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