Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

The pandemic has been extremely difficult for clergy as congregational leaders. We have had to rethink a lot of our preconceived notions and adapt to a significant new reality. From the beginning, I said I believed that when this is all over, we will have experienced...
Holiness Code Envisions Communal Justice

Holiness Code Envisions Communal Justice

How does one really live a holy life? That significant question is raised in Leviticus 19, known as “the Holiness Code.” The rabbis describe this chapter of the Pentateuch as “Rov Goofay Hatorah,” the essentials of the Torah. In many ways, this portion...
When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

We are living in a very cold and dark time. Yes, it is cold outside and, yes, the darkness at this time of year is significant. And yet, we all know that COVID-19 – the loss of friends and loved ones, the loss of income and employment, the reality of illness and...
A Demonstration of Unity Against Hate

A Demonstration of Unity Against Hate

We have an opportunity on Nov. 9 to come together with people throughout the planet and take a stand against all forms of bias, bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism. Throughout the world, in commemoration of the anniversary of the terrible anti-Jewish riot known as...