It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

IT’S COMPLICATED May 21, 2021 I have been perseverating about this drash all week.   What is a drash if it isn’t timely and in relation to what is going on, which meant to not address the situation in Israel would be irresponsible.  I sat down to put pen to...

Fortune Cookies and 2021

Parashat Vayihi, 2021 Last Thursday night was Christmas Eve and like many Jews around the world, I celebrated with take-out Chinese food and Kung Pao Kosher Comedy.  The garlic eggplant and moshu vegetables were delicious but the fortune cookies were extraordinary. ...

“WE VS. ME” FOR THE GREATER GOOD

“We vs. Me” for the Greater Good Parashat Vayishlach – December 6, 2020 Yesterday the governor of California announced a return to the strictest level of pandemic restrictions with masks mandatory outside of your house, period, through at least early January. I...
Democracy, Humility and Parashat Mishpatim

Democracy, Humility and Parashat Mishpatim

Our community prayer tonight read, “Help me to remember that we are all made in Your Image. Give me discernment to seek the Spark of the Divine that exists in everyone and find it in those most different from me, so I can learn again.” I learned a lesson and I want to...