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BlogShalom · 1W ago

Building Social Capital

Please excuse any formatting errors. I’m posting from my phone as we travel through New Orleans! Our Ramat Shalom iServe Group in New Orleans this morning In a 10 April 2018 Washington Post ...
BlogShalom · 2W ago

Next Year in Kolkata?

Interior of Magen David Synagogue – Kolkata, India Passover is coming to a close. In Israel and in the Reconstructionist and Reform Jewish worlds, Passover ends tonight. In the Conservative ...
BlogShalom · 3W ago

By Needing Each Other We Discover Freedom

My friends at Clal have put together this little gift – a timely insert for your Passover Seder (click here to receive your own copy!). As you join with family and friends at the Seder table...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

A Jewish Pathway to a Life of Flourishing: The Fourfold Song of Rabbi Kook

In my study group this week, we began a deep dive into Buddhism – comparing Buddhist teachings to the fundamental teachings of Judaism. Central to Buddhism are The Four Noble Truths – a path...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

An Angelic Lesson On Civility

An artist’s rendition of the holy ark that was placed in the Mishkan (desert sanctuary) and the Temple in Jerusalem. Note the angelic-like Cherubim on the top. Tonight, right after we light ...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

A Message From Ramat Shalom’s Teens

Dear Ramat Shalom Teens and Adults, We all know the recent tragedy that our community, as well as the rest of country, is dealing with. We, Bradley Fine and Sean Harkins – Co-Presidents of R...
BlogShalom · 1M ago

When It’s Time To Laugh And All We Can Do Is Cry…

We’re taught that there’s a time to cry and a time to laugh. But what happens when it’s time to laugh and all we can do is cry? In this podcast of his sermon given on 23 February 2018, Rabbi...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

Praying With My Feet

I know that our hearts and souls continue to ache terribly for the 17 incredible students and teachers that were taken from us last week. For too many of us, these 17 students and teachers w...
BlogShalom · 2M ago

A Light In The Darkness: The words of Andrew Weinstein, a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School

It’s with tremendous gratitude and a very heavy heart that I share the words of Andrew Weinstein. He’s grown up with us at my congregation, Ramat Shalom Synagogue in Plantation, FL. As a jun...
BlogShalom · 2M 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...