Weekly Messages


Open Letter to PM Netanyahu: A call to use both hands while affirming our relationship with President Trump – February 15, 2017 | 19 Shevat 5777

Posted: February 15, 2017

February 13, 2017 17 Sh’vat, 5777 The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu Office of the Prime Minister Jerusalem, Israel 91950 Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: I pen this letter during an extraordinary juncture in the history of the Jewish people. Sadly, our tribe feels divided by more than an ocean. Jewish people of all stripes are going to […]

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ASK THE RABBI: If prayer is deeply personal, why do we pray as a group? – February 9, 2017 | 13 Shevat 5777

Posted: February 10, 2017

Prayer must be personal in order to be potent. We are encouraged to pray anytime, anywhere, for G-d is near all the time, everywhere. Even in the congregational service, the silent prayers like the Amidah allow our individual hearts to reach out to G-d. We are alone together, as Rabbi Wolpe says. But why together? […]

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ASK THE RABBI: Why should I wear Tefillin when I pray? – February 3, 2017 | 7 Shevat 5777

Posted: February 03, 2017

Judith Rasband was right when she said, “The way we dress affects the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act, and the way others react to us.” When I put on my basketball shoes, I feel ready to play basketball. When I put on my tuxedo, I feel ready to go […]

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Parashat Vaera – Thoughts on Love and Marriage – January 26, 2017 | 28 Tevet 5777

Posted: January 27, 2017

When I walked out the doors of rabbinical school, I felt prepared to teach Talmud, to expound on the teachings of the Torah, and even to help pastor those seeking to better understand God. What I was ill-prepared for when crossing the threshold from the ivory tower to the real world was how many challenges […]

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Parashat Sh’Mot – Finding the Good in the Basket

Posted: January 20, 2017

I often wonder how much the media is to blame for scaring us every day.We change the channel, log on, or adjust the dial to be bombarded with news about murders, terrorism, crime and attack that instill a sense of worry and fright the likes of which are impossible to properly describe on paper. Meanwhile, […]

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