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...

December 6, 2017

Just a few moments ago, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and is beginning the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. President Trump was careful to note that this move does not, in any way, indicate America's p...

February 17, 2017

First Commandment (Exodus 20:2): I am the Lord Your God who has brought you out of the land of Egypt

In an amazing press conference on February 16, 2017, Donald Trump proclaimed, "I inherited a mess, it's a mess at home and abroad. A mess. Jobs are pouring out of the co...

January 29, 2017

“Few are guilty, but all are responsible” - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

When we read of the plagues that struck Egypt in the book of Sh’mot (Exodus), it's hard not to feel for the many Egyptians who suffered the wrath of God’s anger. Surely not all of them served as ta...

January 26, 2017

It is too easy for a little lie to become an alternative fact. This week's parsha reminds us of the dangers of creating alternative realities.

January 12, 2017

It is easy to lose sight of what is most important especially when there is so much to distract us. This week, Rabbi David explores a key phrase from parshat Sh'mot and a teaching from Rabbi Chaim Moshe Luzzato to teach us about the importance of staying focused.

November 15, 2016

This election season has proven that we have lost the patience for detail and nuance and that is a dangerous thing.

November 8, 2016

We've made it. It's finally election day. But my big question is not who's going to win but where are we going to go after the election as a country.

October 27, 2016

How do we respond when faced with a broken system? Do we drain the swamp or do we learn from this week's parsha - B'reisheet?

June 30, 2016

A bat mitzvah, two surgeries, three hospital stays, no more diet coke, 65 pounds, too much press, one move and another coming up, and a new job. What a year it's been.

I had heard about midlife crises but didn't think I would have one nor did I think it would come in my...

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