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How Much Would a Mishkan Cost Today?

February 16, 2016 Leave a comment

mishkanOn his blog, Beth Tfiloh’s Rabbi Jonathan Gross asks, how much would a mishkan cost today? Apparently, a lot of people want to know the answer because the Orthodox Union, and all picked up this post. See what all the buzz is about!

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Wishful Thinking

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment

BW RW moonThis Shabbat, I’ll talk about “Barack Obama, Brian Williams …
and Me.” Don’t Brian and I look good together?

Here are some articles to read before then:

Ben Cardin’s creative proposal for tax reform, The Washington Post
A credibility gapThe Washington Post
Rock, Paper, Scissors of PC Victimology, Tablet Magazine

Just wait until you see what I’m wearing for Purim… see you on Wednesday and Thursday at BT!

Shabbat shalom!

Should Mr. Netanyahu Go to Washington?

February 12, 2015 Leave a comment

This Shabbat, I’ll look at the various opinions on Bibi’s planned speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3.

But first…you should read these articles:

Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress now dominates Israeli elections, The Washington Post

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Is Right on Speech to Congress, The Jewish Daily Forward

The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concernsThe Washington Post

Kayla Mueller, Self-Sacrificing, Misguided Humanitarian, Brutally Murdered by SavagesIndependent Sentinel

Shabbat Chanukah Suggested Reading

December 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Get ready for Shabbat with these suggested readings!

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Is it all in the stars?

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment

This Shabbat, my sermon is, “It’s All in the Stars?  A Tale of Two Rabbis,” where I discuss astrology, and two rabbis in the news right now, for very different reasons: Rabbi Barry Freundel and Rabbi Yehuda Glick.

New this week…I am introducing my new Suggested Reading for Shabbat!

• The Temple Mount: In Whose Hands?, Mosaic Magazine

• Modern Orthodoxy: A model for the great American Jewish dream?, The Times of Israel

• Now the World Fiddles as Gaza Cries, The Algemeiner

• The Kindness of Strangers, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Things You Never Knew About Yom Kippur

October 2, 2014 Leave a comment

I hope you have an easy fast and if you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop in at Beth Tfiloh Congregation for our most moving and inspiring Neilah service at 6 PM on Saturday afternoon.

My sermon topics are:

  • Kol Nidre: “Are they all out to get us?”
  • Yom Kippur: “My Bucket List”

In the meantime, here are a few things you never knew about Yom Kippur.

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The Big Day is Almost Here

October 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Time to get ready for the Big Day! Read The science of Yom Kippur fasting.

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