“God is Not Your Shepherd”

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I…

“The Greatest”

  This week, as the world mourns the loss of a legend—championship boxer and advocate of peace and justice, Muhammad Ali—I am reminded of an old Hebrew proverb: Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was. I, for one, am thankful for a man like Muhammad Ali. Indeed, we…

“The Louder Voice”

  This week’s parsha is a troubling one.  It starts out optimistic, with the wonderful promise from God that if we faithfully observe God’s commandments, we will be rewarded.  It will rain; our fields shall yield harvest; peace will come to the land; our enemies shall fall by the sword. All good stuff.  But then…

Rabbi’s Corner – Monthly Newsletter – June 2016

It was my duty at the annual meeting, as instructed by the outgoing President, to speak to you all about this year-where we have come from and, more importantly, where we are going. I am happy to reiterate those points here in the monthly newsletter.  I must say, it’s been a busy ten months for…