From Our Rabbis

There is a Crack in Everything. That’s How the Light Gets In

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in…

Leonard Cohen, the singer and songwriter who died in 2016, wrote these words. He didn’t often talk about his songs and what they mean…

Resisting Despair: Marking Time In-Between Passover and Shavuot

By Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

Like most of us, I had never attended a Zoom seder before this year. It was a decidedly mixed experience. While I usually participate in or lead two seders a year, this year that number climbed to five. I had much to be thankful for. Zoom allowed me to celebrate wi…

Humility at a Time of the Coronavirus

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

The other morning, I bought coffee at a local store owned by a Muslim friend of mine, and while schmoozing with him – if that is what Muslims and Jews do together – another member of his mosque entered his small franchise and the three of us – mindful, of cour…

Bringing Redemption

By Rabbi Betsy Forester
 

As I write, the Shabbat prior to Passover, known as “The Great Shabbat,” calls us to cease the routines of our quarantined lives and re-orient to a more soulful way of life. I would like to offer an inspiration based in the Torah portion we would have read if …

Advice on Uplifting Community, Personal Prayer & Embracing Uncertainty

By Rabbi Yona Matusof 

We are collectively facing the greatest challenge of our lifetime. A microbe, invisible to the naked eye, is bringing humanity to its knees. For all our advances in science and technology, this is a humbling moment for humanity. We have succeeded in landing on the mo…