Rabbi Barr and I just created this two minute video about Passover matzah. You may have learned that we eat matzah today because the Israelites didn’t have time for their bread to rise while leaving Egypt. And now, the rest of the story: Happy Passover!
This past weekend at Congregation Beth Adam, our sister congregation, I had the opportunity to teach an adult education session about Judah and Tamar. This is a text (from the 38th chapter of the book of Genesis) that Rabbi Barr and I taught and unpacked at the High Holidays this fall. It’s a great story – [...]
Cross-posted at Huffington Post. I’m a rabbi. But I won’t be observing the Shavuot holiday this weekend. Not because I don’t have the time. It’s because the traditional message of Shavuot doesn’t speak to me. My non-observance of Shavuot makes me like the majority of Jews. Many don’t even know what Shavuot is. If you [...]
I read from the Torah (Numbers 13:30-33) on Yom Kippur morning 2011. Here I provide commentary and speak about the nephilim (sons of divine beings and women) at length. This was read at Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland, OH and streamed through our sister congregation www.ourJewishCommunity.org where you can find complete archives of all holiday [...]