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Toward Shabbat: Our Voice

10/30/2020 10:05:00 AM

Oct30

October 30th, 2020
12 Cheshvan 5780
This Shabbat before the presidential election, I am thinking about the ways our tradition encourages us to imagineRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Rainbows

10/23/2020 12:44:01 PM

Oct23

October 23rd, 2020
5 Cheshvan 5781

I wonder what the experience was like for Noah, whose story we read in this week’s parashah. Noah endured the trRead more...

Toward Shabbat: the Mitzvah of Voting

10/16/2020 10:29:28 AM

Oct16

October 16th, 2020
28 Tishrei 5781

When I went to vote this week, I was reminded of a story about the Chazon Ish, a 20th century Israeli rabbi. One Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Changes

10/09/2020 01:48:12 PM

Oct9

October 9th, 2020
21 Tishrei 5781
Today, the 7th day of Sukkot, is a day with its own name: Hoshannah Rabbah. On this day, there’s a special (or bizRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Chaverim

10/02/2020 09:54:47 AM

Oct2

October 2nd, 2020
14 Tishrei 5781
When we’ve spent so much more time in our homes than expected, Sukkot feels like a welcome change. The weather hRead more...

Toward Shabbat: the Justice

09/25/2020 10:39:14 AM

Sep25

September 25th, 2020
7 Tishrei 5781
This whole week, I have been moved by the many tributes to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l. Of course, she wasRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Shanah Tovah

09/18/2020 09:41:57 AM

Sep18

September 18th, 2020
29 Elul 5780
Shanah Tovah, dear friends. It’s been quite a year. It’s been a challenging year, and it’s been a year whereRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Layers

09/11/2020 10:24:44 AM

Sep11

September 11th, 2020
22 Elul 5780
The crux of the Yamim Nora’im (High Holy Days) is the process of teshuvah, a process of introspective reflection Read more...

Toward Shabbat: God's House

09/04/2020 10:30:58 AM

Sep4

September 4, 2020
15 Elul 5780
For the last 2 weeks, we’ve been including Psalm 27, the Psalm for the Season of Repentance, into our daily prayers.Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Finding Holes

08/28/2020 11:10:42 AM

Aug28

August 28, 2020
8 Elul 5780
We learned recently that we have voles in our yard (don’t worry, we’ve got it taken care of). The expert I spoke witRead more...
Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781