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...

November 13, 2017

As a rabbi and person of faith it pains me to say that I'm sick and tired of thoughts and prayers. In the book of Exodus, as the Israelites are standing at the Sea of Reeds with the Egyptians threatening them from behind, Moses goes to God to pray for salvation. God's...

July 13, 2016

I was inspired when I read about the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. As a musician myself I immediately began reaching out to fellow musicians and leaders in my faith community. Could we bring people together, raise our voices in song, and drown out the sco...

July 8, 2016

What is our fascination with these milestones? Every time another tragedy occurs we memorialize it as a milestone in our nation’s history.

June 22, 2016

A rabbi’s or cantor’s job description differs depending on whether he or she serves a congregation, Hillel, educational institution, Jewish communal organization the military or hospital. In all of these roles though, there are some tasks and responsibilities that all...

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