Hello Temple Sinai, ’Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love…. The massacre at Congregation Tree of Life in Pittsburgh has […]
Hello Temple Sinai! This week’s Torah portion, Vayera, is among the most famous, and most confounding, as it contains both the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Akedah, or the binding of Isaac that we read on Rosh Hashanah. Both stories abound with conflicting interpretations, and both challenge us to figure out what they […]
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…
Hello Temple Sinai! Thanks to all the people that turned out on Friday night for Kabbalat Shabbat services and oneg. We also had a full house at Torah Study on the story of Noah and the flood, and I look forward to studying the beginning of Abraham and Sara’s story this week. Since there are […]
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…