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In The Jewish Calendar the times between Rosh Hashanah( Jewish New Year)  and Simchas Torah( The Giving of the Torah)  is known as the “Season of Our Joy.” It is both...

My Rabbi’s at Bnai Jeshurun Synagogue, in New York City have been teaching about the gap that can exist in our lives:  that space between reality and aspiration. On the one...

I visited the Santa Fe Museum. I found a deeply moving exhibit by Judy Chicago. I was touched by these two pieces which were done in 1990.  These embroidered pieces of...

Mothers’ Prayers.

I would like to share the following prayer that was written at the beginning of the current crisis in Israel and in Gaza.It is entitled “Candle for Peace” and the writers...

In the Jewish calendar we are in the midst of Shavuoth: The Feast of Weeks.  It is called the festival of weeks because we prepare for the festival from Passover until...

In a few weeks from now we will be celebrating Passover. At this yearly event, we tell the story of our people’s deliverance from slavery. The choice of which Haggadah to...

It’s nearly a week since Purim ended. Friends and family are now making plans for Passover. Lingering, for me, is an imagined conversation between Queen Vashti and Queen Esther. Queen Vashti,...

As a Rabbinic Pastor I get asked about my feelings regarding the “real world.” “How’ I am asked ‘do you deal with the infinite amount of problems in the world? Seems...