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BlogShalom · 1W ago

What Trees And Squirrels Have To Teach Us About Parenthood

Last Friday night, I spoke about the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the Trees. I focused my comments on the Jewish teaching that we humans are very much like the trees – and...
BlogShalom · 2W ago

What If I Can’t Honor My Parent? Wrestling With The Fifth Commandment

“You shall honor your father and your mother” – the fifth commandment and, out of all of the Ten Commandments, the one that I find elicits the most guilt from people who, for whatever reason...
BlogShalom · 3W ago

The Power of Doorways

Inspired by last week’s Torah portion,  Bo, that details the infamous 10th plague and God’s command to the Israelites requiring them to mark their doorposts, I gave this sermon last Friday n...
BlogShalom · 4W ago

Finding the Fish in the Refrigerator

A hungry visitor once came to speak to Baba Sali. As they were speaking, Baba Sali told his housekeeper to serve the fish in the refrigerator to the visitor. The housekeeper went to the kitc...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

We Must Continue To Be A Light Unto The Nations

When my family immigrated to the US in the 1800’s, I know there were people who looked down on the eastern European countries from which they came. My family members, like so many other immi...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

In Memory of the Weiss & Steinberg Families

The plane crash in Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve that took the lives of 12 people, including 10 Americans shook me to my core. While I didn’t know anyone personally on the flight, I do know m...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Kiss Your Bread This New Year!

בָּרוּך אַתָּה אַדָנָי אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך הָעוֹלָם הָמוֹציא לֶחם מן הַארץ Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz. Blessed are You God, Ruler of the universe, wh...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Move Forward, Make A Miracle Happen

As you probably know, Chanukah celebrates a miracle. As part of the rededication ceremony of the ancient Temple that was desecrated by the Greeks, the Maccabees went to light the Menorah and...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Finding Balance And Peace On The Seesaw That Is Jerusalem

I am filled with so many thoughts and emotions surrounding this week’s announcement by the President in which he formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As a Jew and an arden...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Toxic Masculinity

This week, Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s Today because of allegations of sexual harassment. As you know, Lauer’s story is just one of many that have made headlines recently. These stories ...