From Our Rabbis

Parshat Lech Lecha: What Journey Do You Need To Go On?

By Rabbi Judy Greenberg

This week’s parshah famously begins with God telling Avraham, “Lech Lecha,” “Go from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). God initiates this tremendous journey that leads all the way to us, in thi…

Shabbat is Like Noah’s Ark in Life’s Storms

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Come back, come home
I’m gathering the crumbs and the stones
Been travelling faster than my soul can go

One subject line, one click away
But at the end of the day
I couldn’t even say
The things that I had done

I recently heard this song, The Speed of Soul, …

Would You Like to Start from Genesis 1:1?

By Rabbi Avremel Matusof

Shortly after Mushkie and I moved back to town ten years ago, I developed an elevator pitch for starting private Torah sessions - “Have you ever studied the entire Torah from Genesis 1:1?”

Whether the one being pitched accepted the offer or not, the pitch almo…

Pushing Ahead During Difficult Times

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

This has been an amazingly difficult year for all of us in this sacred community. The confinement and struggles from the pandemic, not to mention the illnesses and deaths affecting hundreds of thousands both in the world and here in our community, have caused us to …

The Sacred Task of Transforming the Mundane into Holiness

By Rabbi Yona Matusof

The coming year 5782, is a Sabbatical year. For six years, work your fields; on the seventh year, you shall rest. This is remarkably similar in both content and language to Shabbat—for six days, you shall work, and on the seventh day, you shall rest.

Ordinarily, whe…