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One of my finest teachers over my rabbinic career is the philosopher, Moshe Halbertal, with whom I studied at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His books on Jewish thought and on Maimonides are among the most respected in contemporary scholarship. He is a keen observer of contemporary events in both Israel ...continue reading "An Observation about Healthy Political Conversation in a Congregation"

You should know about Hadar.  Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. I get Hadar’s mailings and have taken many of their classes and musical workshops. This week they sent out a playlist for Purim assembled by their wonderful Rising Song Institute fellows. You must ...continue reading "An Incredible Purim and Jewish Resource"

Kiddush Hashem over Pikuah Nefesh

Kiddush Hashem over Pikuah Nefesh

I can articulate what makes Congregation B’nai Israel unique. Yes No. Comment:

I can articulate what makes Congregation B’nai Israel unique. Yes No. Comment:

Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity.

Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity.