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BlogShalom · 3d ago

Rediscovering Love In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death – My Rosh HaShanah 5778/2017 Sermon

A couple of weeks ago, before Hurricane Irma hit, I was standing in a tractor trailer, helping load supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. It was hot out and even hotter inside th...
BlogShalom · 6d ago

The Spiritual Three-Way Mirror

  Our Irma Relief Effort at Ramat Shalom has been a tremendous success. Feeding South Florida is wonderfully overstocked! Thank you to all who donated supplies.  We’re currently in the Jewis...
BlogShalom · 3W ago

Overwhelmed By Goodness

Given everything that has gone on in the world, not just this week, but over the past several months, it’s all too easy to focus only on the negative. This being said, I end this week feelin...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

The True Blessing Of Community

Understandably, the hate that was on full display in the streets of Charlottesville deeply affected us. We want to know what we can do to make a difference, to stand up to hate and to ensure...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

We Must Take Sides

The late Elie Wiesel once wrote that when people are persecuted because of who they are, “we must interfere.”  At that moment, Wiesel explains, when the lives of specific individuals are in ...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Adult Judaism at Ramat Shalom

Last week’s message highlighted many of the programs that will make up this year’s iServe (9th-12th grade) program. Lots of you responded to this message, letting me know how happy you are t...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Because There Is Jewish Life After The Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

During my sabbatical last year, I spent a lot of time thinking about iServe, our post B’nai Mitzvah program for 9th-12th grade students. It was developed by our Education Director, Beth Mich...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Looking Back As I Move Forward

This coming Tuesday, August 1, is Tisha B’Av, a solemn day on the Jewish calendar. I wrote about Tisha B’Av earlier this month.  Tuesday also happens to be my 47th birthday. While it’s a bit...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

The Lesson of Tisha B’Av: Be Kinder

On the Jewish calendar, we’ve entered “The Three Weeks” –  traditionally a time to mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples that stood in Jerusalem. The Three Weeks began on Mon...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

My Statement of Roger Waters

Roger Waters is performing in Miami on June 13th at the American Airlines Arena. The co-founder of Pink Floyd is an avid supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction Movement (BDS) that see...