Category: Rabbi’s Blog


CoronaVirusBeGone!#13

United we Stand. Divided we Fall.

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CoronaVirusBeGone!#12

God, Please, Heal Her
God Please Heal Us

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CoronaVirus Be Gone#11

Creating Private Dialogues with God at Times of Global Pandemic

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Coronavirus Be Gone!

For so many of us, the world seems scary and frankly, turned upside-down right now. We are all glued to our various screens these days with an urgency most of us have never experienced in our lifetimes. Most of the time, I’m sure most of us are watching and listening in the hope of hearing good news. The blessed news that, “At Last! The curve is flat! We are Free!” I know that’s what I’m personally longing to hear.

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering those we lost

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Before Shabbat, Reflections on Our Holocaust Remembrance Service

This past Tuesday our Temple Beth Tikvah community came together to commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was the first time since my arrival at TBT, that all three congregations (Shomrei Torah, Chabad, and Temple Beth Tikvah), along with…

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We Stand With You

To our Muslim friends of the Peace Island Institute and DoNotHate Foundation: my heart goes out to you, and we, your Jewish brothers and sisters are standing with you in support. We will not let this cowardice and despicable act…

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Regarding Today’s Shooting Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are saddened and horrified by the hate crime and act of terrorism that happened this Shabbat Morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims, the staff and members of…

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Yom Kippur: Ultimate Forgiveness

“What would you do if you woke up one morning, to find a huge swastika spray-painted on your garage or front door? How would you react?” That was a question posted in one of the rabbinic list-serve discussion boards to…

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Erev Yom Kippur: #MeToo

In the more traditional and Orthodox prayer books, there is a paragraph that Jewish men are supposed to recite every morning. It declares the following:  “Baruch atah Adonai E.M.Ha.O she’lo asani eesha,” “Blessed are you, Adonai our God, King of…

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