Yom Hashoah; what did you do and what will you plan for the next year?

05/05/2017 02:31:41 PM

May5

On the Hebrew calendar, four days following the celebration of Passover, we find the observance of Yom Hashoah. This is the annual Memorial Day for those who were killed in the Holocaust. Shoah is from the Hebrew word meaning catastrophe and holocaust from the Greek meaning sacrifice by...Read more...

Friday Shabbat in Plymouth Meeting and events

06/21/2017 06:28:52 AM

Jun21

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What Are You Doing to Pass Decency and Freedom On to your Children

02/20/2017 09:40:28 PM

Feb20

Monday, January 30th, 2017   This week I read an article that offered the following opinion: One of the trends most threatening to Jewish survival is that we are not transmitting to the next generation those aspects of Judaism that helped us form our Jewish identities. We, as Jewish adults, are not doing enough...Read more...

This Election & Thanksgiving

02/20/2017 09:39:02 PM

Feb20

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

In the week since the national election, conversations with my children have been dominated by their reaction to the results. They expressed sadness; that Hillary lost, worry; that our country will reverse the progress...Read more...

Where is God When Tragedy Strikes?

02/20/2017 09:37:48 PM

Feb20

Monday, September 12th, 2016

On a plaque in the museum to memorialize the events on September 11 2001 the following is written: “remember the days after September 11 when we came together as one, on the worst day we have experienced as...Read more...

Preparing Our Hearts for the High Holy Days 5777

02/20/2017 09:35:56 PM

Feb20

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We are approaching Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; holidays which attract more Jews to services than any other time of the year. As a Rabbi, in full High Holy Day preparation mode, I take responsibility to create a vibrant and...Read more...

Choosing Our Words:  To Hurt or To Heal?

02/20/2017 09:33:27 PM

Feb20

Monday, August 8th, 2016

First a little Jewish history. At sundown on Saturday August 13th the Jewish community around the world will mark the fast day called Tisha B’av. This commemoration remembers the destruction of both the...Read more...

The Art of Forgiveness

02/20/2017 09:30:38 PM

Feb20

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   Recently, as I was about to conduct a funeral, the undertaker said something I found peculiar. He said, ”we will cut the ribbons for the children separately and for the brothers separately. It is best not to bring them...Read more...

The Six Million

02/20/2017 09:29:14 PM

Feb20

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  This year, May 5th marked the annual observance of Yom HaShoa, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day is designed for us to pause and remember the unspeakable tragedy of the murder of millions of human beings. If the truth be...Read more...

Love of Judaism

02/20/2017 09:27:46 PM

Feb20

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

    I am grateful for the Jewish professionals and the institutions they represented for helping me to create the relationship with Judaism that I cherish today. The synagogues, the Jewish summer camps I was...Read more...

Prayer- Personal Connections with G_D

02/20/2017 09:23:40 PM

Feb20

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

During religious prayer services, it has been my experience that only a small percentage of those present participate in the actual worship. Whether it be during the High Holidays or Shabbat, a small number of people in the...Read more...

Bringing in 2016 with Little Louie

02/20/2017 09:09:52 PM

Feb20

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

I never imagined I would ever consent to adopting a pet. As a child, I, like so many others won a goldfish at a Purim carnival (and that survived a full month in that little bowl); certainly no cats or dogs. I appreciated animals at a...Read more...
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