May 14, 2018

This past Wednesday, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal. His decision was not a surprise given his rhetoric during the campaign. He has argued that this is the worst deal ever. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who agrees wit...

May 7, 2018

For years we have talked in the Jewish world of the need to re-package ourselves. When we look at the number of Jews who are choosing Judaism compared to just a few years ago – we must acknowledge that we are not reaching people’s hearts and souls as we use to. It’s no...

Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Courtesy of MeaningfulLife.com

There was once a man who had twenty-four thousand disciples. He taught them to love, but their love was too absolute, too true, to be loving. They died, and their death spawned a period of mo...

April 23, 2018

The past week has taken me all over northern Broward county looking at different spaces to lease for OHEL. This new space will house our weekly services, adult learning, Legacy Learning Lab, and most importantly - a comfy and welcoming space for people to just be and s...

April 16, 2018

This Wednesday is Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Day of Remembrance when we remember all those Israelis who gave up their life so that we could celebrate, on the next day, Thursday, her independence (Yom Ha'atzmaut).

We as a people always seem to live, like Yom Hazikaron and...

April 9, 2018

Zeh hayom asah ADONAI!
This is the day that God has made.

(Psalm 118)

I've never been very patient. I like to get things done in a timely fashion and then move on to the next task at hand. But some things, I've learned, take time. My impatience doesn't make it easy take...

March 5, 2018

When Aaron, the High Priest's, two children, Nadav and Avihu, die - Aaron's response, as recorded in the Torah, is "Vayidom Aharon" - and Aaron fell silent. That's how I have felt over the past few weeks. I'm usually one of the first to post in reaction to tragedies or...

February 12, 2018

Parshat Terumah begins with God asking Moses to embark on the ultimate capital campaign. According to God, Moses is supposed to oversee the construction of elaborate objects, including the ark that will hold the tablets given to Moses on Mount Sinai, an ornate golden m...

February 5, 2018

Inspired by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

All too often, we think about connection with the sacred — with the holy, with God — as being about warm, fuzzy feelings. Those profound moments in prayer and meditation when something feels like it’s opening up, even just a little.  A...

January 29, 2018

We all watched the government grind to a halt last weekend as Democrats and Republicans refused to budge on their respective positions. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it was frustrating, at best, to watch mature adults refuse to budge and hurl...

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