“Mob Mentality”

This week, in parsha Ki Tisa, we find ourselves—God’s chosen people—at the base of Mt. Sinai, standing in the wilderness as our fearless leader climbs up the mountain to face God and receive the gift of the Torah, the gift that only the Jews were to be given.  The Torah was to be a way…

“Unlikely Allies”

Shabbat Shalom, This past week, the world lost an incredible legal mind—a man of influence and reason, an outspoken and strong-willed individual who helped shape the future of this country. I am speaking, of course, of the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  In recent years, I came to know his name because…

“God Should Dwell Here”

  Well, it’s been a busy few weeks for our little synagogue. First, we had the honor of hosting our annual MLK service, where we recognized the achievements of promising young men and women in our community. Then, I had the great privilege of being installed as your new rabbi. And just last week, our…