From Our Rabbis

An Un'taneh Tokef for Our Times

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

Un'taneh Tokef is liturgy from the High Holy Days, depicting the Jewish theological concept that we can have an influence for good over the fate that God selects for us based upon our behavior. I offer us this original version of an Un'taneh Tokef prayer, albeit in …

From Fear to Art: Painting the Canvas of Our Lives with Divine Goodness

By Rabbi Betsy Forester

We are now one week into the month of Tammuz, a month mystically known for its connections both to strong emotion and to insight. Since the year of the destruction of the 2nd Temple, we now find ourselves in the middle of the first phase of internal reflection leadin…

Strength in Unity

By Rabbi Yona Matusof

Thursday, June 25 - 3 Tammuz, is the anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of Righteous Memory.

As we continue to experience unprecedented chaos, there are some things that remain steadfast and firm—the solid belief in the unity of …

Rising Above our Doubts

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

I was having a conversation last week over Zoom with a friend I’ve known for over 20 years. She and I were talking about the many, many challenges for us human beings in these months ahead: Of staying healthy. Of keeping our jobs. Of fighting for racial justice…

How to Be a Peace Maker

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Many of us are grieving the death of George Floyd and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony Robinson, and many others. We are living through a tumultuous time of a worldwide pandemic and also a time of civic engagement and a national protest movement…