Rosh Hashanah 2013/5774: The Bridge from Fear to Joy

Kol haOlam kulo gesher tzar me’od (Our whole entire world is a narrow bridge)  V’ha’ikar, v’ha’ikar, lo l’fached klal (And the whole point, and the whole point, is not to fear) These words… Continue reading

A response to synagogue vandalism

I published this letter with Rabbi Shohama Harris Wiener after the January 13 vandalism of our Temple Beth-El of City Island (New York). At a recent gathering of rabbinical, cantorial and rabbinic pastor… Continue reading

Rosh Hashanah 2011/5772: Shanah, Shinui, Shoneh — Year, Change, Difference

Shanah tovah.  I hope your new year is dawning bright and sweet. It’s a particularly fitting time of year for getting back to basics – the essence of who we are and whom… Continue reading