Core Goodness & Boundless Potential

Rosh Hashana 5778- Evening תקעו בחדש שופר בכסה ליום חגינו כי חק לישראל הוא משפט לאלקי יעקב Sound the Shofar at the moon’s renewal, at the appointed time for our festive day, for it is a decree for Israel, judgment day for the G-d of Yaakov. We will recite this verse...

Making Things Better- For Our Singles

As we consider during this month of Elul how we can make things better, an area that deserves our attention – and where we can certainly do a lot better – is how we as a community treat the singles in our midst. Here are some specific ideas and impressions,...

Making Things Better – for Others

I just met the Rav of Brisk, Rav Chaim. I kid you not. This past Thursday night, I was returning a rental car at Ben Gurion airport and awaiting a ride to the terminal in a courtesy van.  I was waiting together with a man and his teenage son.  We introduced ourselves...

Cloaks of Light

Parshas Vayeishev – Erev Chanukah The Midrash (Bereishis Rabbah 2:4) records cryptically how the Greeks decreed upon the Jews to “inscribe on the horn of the ox that you have no portion in the G-d of Israel.” Different understandings of this decree have been...