After the recent passing of Israeli President Shimon Peres, z"l, I'm remembering the time I sat down with him in a Manhattan midtown hotel in 1994 at the beginning of the Oslo process to discuss the peace process.
The list is in and, according to the Jerusalem Post, our own Anat Hoffman is the 5th most influential Jew in the world.
Rabbi Eric B. Stark reflects on the meaning of the Boy Scout Oath and how his moral convictions led him to stand with the LGBT community.
One of the most difficult concepts in ancient Judaism we modern Jews encounter is holiness. We do all right with a concept of holiness that includes a commandment to love our neighbor, but not so well with a holiness that commands us to avoid certain foods, for example, or even certain fabr
Pray for the well-being of Jerusalem; may those who love you be at peace. May there be well-being within your ramparts, peace in your citadels.
I started a new congregational position this year. The job, which is part-time, is at a wonderful congregation that meets in a 315-year old Presbyterian church. Since my working hours are limited, I am focused on making the most of my time there.
Everybody says their wedding was a rollercoaster, but mine really was, what with a blackout, a flood and a fire.
The people complain
"If only we had some meat"
They'd prefer Egypt
G-d: "I'll give you meat"
For a month you will eat it
Until you hate it
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you, if I don't exalt Jerusalem above my greatest joy. –Psalm 137:5-6
Sitting in the Galilee, remembering Jerusalem…