Archive for October, 2013

Understanding the Syria Conflict: “The Sunni-Shiite War”

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

This article, The Sunni-Shiite war, might help you better understand the situation in the Middle East outside of Israel.

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Worth a Listen: Naomi Ragen, Gary Rosenblatt & Phil Jacobs

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

IMG_0335Beth Tfiloh has been privileged to host several renowned speakers in the past few weeks.

On October 9, I moderated a discussion with Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher of The Jewish Week, and Phil Jacobs, former Executive Editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times and the Washington Jewish Week, explored “Jewish Editors Walking the Tightrope” at our annual Stanley Z. Penn Lecture. We covered important issues like defending Israel and reported child sex abuse in the Jewish community. Listen here

Last week, award-winning novelist, playwright and journalist Naomi Ragen addressed our Mercaz Center’s Fall Semester audience on the topic of “Women and Ultra Orthodoxy: The One Who Fled and the One Who Stayed Behind.

You won’t want to miss these!

SERMON: Israel, Iran; War or Peace

October 28, 2013 Leave a comment

It is not easy being in the clergy business these days. In this era of political correctness you have to watch every word you say:

  •  A Catholic priest cannot say that gay marriage is a violation of the Judeo-Christian heritage because then you are going to be labeled as a “homophobic bigot.”
  • A rabbi can’t say intermarriage is a threat to the Jewish people because then you’re going to be called an “un-American racist.”
  • Of course, you can’t say that men and women are different because although, in case you haven’t noticed, they ARE different … to say it turns you into a “misogynist chauvinist.”
  • None of us can call a terrorist a “terrorist” because you know what they say: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” You have to call them “militants.”
  •  And of course you can’t say that Barack Obama is a weak president, or the Tea Party is going to destroy the Republican Party, because it’s “politically incorrect” to talk politics from the pulpit.

As you all know by now, I am lots of things but I’m certainly not “politically correct.” So today I want to speak out against something America’s President Barack Obama said that he thought was politically correct, and something that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said that he thought was politically correct. And I want to tell you what is really correct! Read More

Take a stand for Israel NOW – sign BT member David Mackler’s petition asking Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart NOT to perform with Roger Waters, a staunch advocate of boycotts against Israel.

Who Knows 10? I Do!

October 18, 2013 Leave a comment
Ten Sermons by Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

Ten Sermons by Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

Who knows TEN?


Don’t miss my 10-week sermon series starting October 26th at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, when I will discuss contemporary topics that impact each and every Jew. People will be talking about these timely topics, so join us and be part of the conversation!

Topics will include:
• The Iran Threat
• The recent PEW Research report on Jews in America
• “Thanksgivingka”
• Woody Allen: The Typical Jew?
• And MORE!

For a complete Schedule of Services, visit or call 410-486-1900.

Getting the word out on Derech Eretz

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

This is my media week!  Arutz Sheva yesterday … Marc Steiner Show on Thursday … Square Off on Sunday!

Are you ready for Thanksgivukkah?

October 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Some light reading for Shabbos.  You should know that the first night of Chanukah, which is also Thanksgiving eve, we are having a major fireworks display at Beth Tfiloh to usher in the two holidays.

When Holidays Collide, You Get The ‘Menurkey’