From Our Rabbis

Let’s Keep Our Pods – A Passover Lesson

By Rabbi Mendel Matusof

As we move slowly, with G-d’s help, away from the traumatic and stressful experiences of this past year, I’d like to suggest that we don’t leave everything behind. We may have discovered throughout all the pain and isolation, that there were certain things we n…

Now, We Prepare for Passover

By Rabbi Betsy Forester

With the festivities of Purim just past, Jews worldwide now set their sights on Pesach (Passover). We are thinking about the foods we will need, the house cleaning we would like to accomplish, and the Seder experiences we hope to celebrate.

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Purim – When We Became Jews

By Rabbi Avremel Matusof

The word Jew (Yehudi in Hebrew) is a derivative of the name Judah (Yehudah), Jacob's fourth son; calling someone by this name would seemingly imply that the person is a descendant of that particular tribe. However, Jacob had twelve sons, progenitors of the Twelve Tr…

Celebrating Black History Month as A Spiritual Practice

By Rabbi Renée Bauer

February is Black History Month. The month is celebrated with lectures, events at school, and enjoyment of music by Black artists. I would like to suggest that celebrating Black History Month can be a spiritual practice.

Most of us who were raised in this country lear…

Executive Orders Aren’t Enough

By Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

Immigrant rights. Health care. Global warming. Racial equity. COVID-19 relief. Abortion Rights. LGBTQ+ rights. Criminal justice reform. Fair housing. Tribal rights. Workers’ rights. What do all of these issues have in common? They have all been the subject of one …