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Read this Book

I could probably just about build a raft and sail around the world with all the books advocating for Jewish Social Justice that have come out in the last couple of years. Several of them are very good. I particularly…

A vote for reason

The following is a sermon I delivered to my congregation, this last Shabbat, on the published remarks in the Atlanta Jewish Times by Andrew Adler calling for a US President to be assassinated by Mossad agents. Parashat Bo – 5772…

Hitler reacts to SOPA

Parodies of The Downfall, a German dramatization of the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign, have been used to protest everything from football loses to Rebecca Black. Here in the Jewish community, the roughly 5-minute footage has been used to protest…

The legacies we leave

The following is a sermon I delivered to my congregation last week for Parashat Vay’ḥi on the travesties in Beit Shemesh and Mea She’arim — a little late, but still important. The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines legacy as: a gift by…