My Facebook feed has been overflowing with articles and posts for and against Ilhan Omar and her multiple tweets and comments about Jews and Israel. In the Jewish community, there have been letters signed by dozens of rabbis condemning her, and letters signed by dozens of rabbis supporting her. There is much arguing and finger-pointing […]
Leave everything you know and go, but you’re not going to know where you are going until later. Ever felt like this?
Somehow this very ancient text managed in very few words to express the human condition of human beings in the modern world. We are every day, it seems, leaving what we knew, what…
While the concept that human activities and industry can cause climate change and global warming seems shockingly new to so many people, Judaism has held a belief that our actions impact our environment since the very beginning.
The second paragraph of the Shema, a key part of a traditional service and…
This week, we begin reading the book of Leviticus, or “Vayikra” in Hebrew. Leviticus is a very detailed training manual for priests at the ancient Jerusalem temple, and includes some of the most beautiful, and some of the most offensive laws in the Torah. We also get a blow-by-blow of each kind of animal sacrifice […]
Hello Temple Sinai! Great job 2nd and 3rd graders on their service last Friday night. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything more heartwarming and adorable than those kids belting out V’Shamru, or signing the Shema. Thanks to everyone that came to support them! As a separate blog post, and at the end of the […]