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No one grieves alone

There is a tale of a woman whose husband tragically passed away. Despondent, she visited her rabbi and said, “I can no longer bear the burden of my grief. The pain is too much for me. What prayers, what rituals, what cure do you have to banish the sadness from my...

Sermon Memorial Day

Shabbat Shalom, As I have done for the past 29 years since my ordination as a rabbi, I have dedicated my sermon on the Shabbat before Memorial Day to the men and women of our armed forces. Before the term “lone soldier” was a thing, I joined the Israel Defense Forces...

You shall be Holy – Kedoshim 57766

In through the large gilded double doors past the statues of Edison and Newton stands a marvel of Science. I gazed up at the sheer height of it. A cold black steel cable hung from the ceiling with a large sphere dangling at its end. Its movement was slight yet...