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BlogShalom · 1W 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 · 2W 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...
BlogShalom · 4W ago

ACTION ALERT – ISRAEL

As most of you know, I’m a strong supporter of Israel. It is because of this support that I’m so troubled by the actions of the Israeli government this week – actions that threaten to underm...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Save A Life, Save The World

The Times of Israel reported the following this week: A Palestinian Authority official has donated tens of thousands of shekels to the Rambam Medical Center (in Haifa) after receiving life-s...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

Reach Out, Build Relationships, #MakeFriends

On June 14th, the Elijah Interfaith Institute brought together several influential religious leaders from across the globe to make a powerful statement: reach out to people of different fait...
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Inspirational Teens

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with our incoming iServe Board (pictured above). iServe is Ramat Shalom’s 8th-12th grade teen program that was developed and implemented by o...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Eighteen Years, Six Blessings and One Wish

Cheryl and I at our wedding, 18 years ago, May 30, 1999 On Tuesday, May 30th, Cheryl and I will celebrate our 18th anniversary. As many of you know, 18 is a powerful number in Judaism – the ...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

My Thoughts on the Religious Freedom Executive Order

In 1954, President Lyndon B. Johnson was a senator from Texas. Frustrated by a political opponent who was receiving support from a tax-exempt organization and using this support to spread ac...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Why is there a Goat in the Sanctuary?

Why is there a Goat in the Sanctuary? Learn why below! I am still processing some of the decisions that were made in Washington yesterday. I do plan to respond, particularly to the Executive...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Just One of 8,680,000 Israelis to Celebrate this Yom Ha’atzmaut

George Deek, a diplomat working at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs As Israel turns 69 on Monday evening and celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), her population will ...