Rabbi’s Corner

Shabbat Message, April 16, 2021, Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Posted on April 16, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the sermon The Most Consequential Sentences and Sentiments About Israel at 73. This past week we commemorated Yom HaZikaron and celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut. We remember, with love, all those who paid the highest price for the… Read More »

Shabbat Message, April 9, 2021, Parashat Shemini – Pirkei Avot

Posted on April 9, 2021

Click HERE (video) for Torah study with Rashi Consciously Choosing Kosher Elevates the Soul. The Torah uses unique verbs to describe the process of mitzvah engagement and the reasons behind them. Rashi emphasizes the one use of the verb “ma’aleh”… Read More »

Shabbat Message, April 2, 2021, Shabbat Pesah

Posted on April 2, 2021

Click HERE (pdf) for Who Wrote the Song of Songs? We read the love poetry of Solomon on the Shabbat of Passover. Or, was it written by someone else? Explore the traditions, language and messages of the scroll that begins… Read More »

Shabbat Message, March 26, 2021, Parashat Tzav – Shabbat HaGadol – erev Pesah

Posted on March 26, 2021

Click HERE (pdf) for “Who Knows 13? Questions for the Seder Table.” Print this so you will have thirteen more questions (bonus included!) for your seders. After the yom tovs I would love to hear your answers, call or write!… Read More »

Shabbat Message, March 19, 2021, Parashat Vayikra

Posted on March 19, 2021

Click HERE (video – 12 minutes) for the Shabbat Sermon Sacrifices Inspire – The First One for Every Jew was in Egypt, at Home, with a Lamb. While Maimonides took the position that investigating the meaning of the sacrifices was… Read More »

Shabbat Message, March 12, 2021, Parashat Vayakhel-Pekude, Shabbat HaHodesh

Posted on March 12, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon It All Starts in the Book of Exodus: The Prominent Place of The Arts and The Artist in Jewish Tradition. The complementary Torah study with Rashi highlights the importance of artisan-leadership and attention… Read More »

Shabbat Message, March 5, 2021, Parashat Ki Tisa, Shabbat Parah

Posted on March 5, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon Spiritual Angst, Material World Problems, and Recalibrating Redemption: Learning From the Story of the Golden Calf. The Ten Commandments the Mishkan (portable tabernacle) stand in contrast to the object and story of the… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 26, 2021, Parashat Tetzaveh

Posted on February 26, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon: Fashion Statements – From Criminal to Kadosh, Holy. The Hebrew word for garment, beged, shares a root with the word for rebellion and cheating. Yet, there are clothes that draw us towards all… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 19, 2021, Parashat Terumah, Shabbat Zahor

Posted on February 19, 2021

Click HERE (video) to fulfill hearing the Shabbat Zahor chanting of Deuteronomy 25:17-19. The Torah explains that we must remember Amalek’s cowardly attack on our way out of Egypt. Lessons from our history show that we must not only rely… Read More »

Shabbat Message, Feb. 12, 2021, Parashat Mishpatim, Rosh Hodesh Adar, Shabbat Shekalim

Posted on February 12, 2021

Click HERE (video) for the Shabbat Sermon: Unburden Yourself and Stop Villainizing. The Torah’s teaching about showing compassion to an ass crouching under its burden goes beyond our responsibilities to our animal friends. What if it is my enemy’s donkey?… Read More »