“Sending Charge” for Presbyterian Minister Ordination

I send you out with the words of the Prophet Micah: הִגִּ֥יד לְךָ֛ אָדָ֖ם מַה־טּ֑וֹב וּמָֽה־יְהוָ֞ה דּוֹרֵ֣שׁ מִמְּךָ֗ כִּ֣י אִם־עֲשׂ֤וֹת מִשְׁפָּט֙ וְאַ֣הֲבַת חֶ֔סֶד וְהַצְנֵ֥עַ לֶ֖כֶת עִם־אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ God has told you, O Human, what is good, And what God requires of you: Only to do justice And to love goodness, And to walk humbly with your…

“B’yachad” – Monthly Newsletter – September 2017

Well, they’re here.  The High Holy Days—the Yamim Nora’im.  Many of you may not even be thinking about them yet, as they are still just dots on your calendars, but I assure you, your rabbi, your PAW committee, and many others have been working for weeks in order to plan for these most important days. …

“Amen and Amen”

  Ki Tavo is this week’s parsha, and around the promises of blessings in the Holy Land, and the instructions for bikkurim—the first fruits—is a set of curses—yes, curses—from our friendly neighborhood Levites.  Deuteronomy 27:14 reads: The Levites shall then proclaim in a loud voice to all the people of Israel:  Cursed be anyone who…