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Understanding the 2019 Israeli Elections

April 14, 2019
israeli election

Understanding the 2019 Israeli elections from a US liberal perspective.
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Bamidbar 5778 – The Embassy and Gaza

May 22, 2018
Jerusalem Embassy Gaza

This week’s Torah portion has a lesson on the benefits of order. The 12 tribes are organized into four camps. Each camp placed around the Tent of Meeting. Every camp in its position, every tribe in its spot in the camp, all personnel accounted for. Everyone with a role. The Torah tells us “The...
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Charlottesville

August 20, 2017
Charlottesville Protests

*This is a message I shared with my congregation, Temple Beth-El in Birmingham, Alabama, in the wake of the events surrounding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. —————– These are scary times The events in Charlottesville last week are a powerful reminder that hate and anti-Semitism are alive and well...
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Facing Anti-Semitism: Counter Hate with Love

February 28, 2017
Levite Jewish Community Center

This is a message I shared with the Temple Beth-El (Birmingham, AL) community in the wake of yesterday’s bomb scare at the local JCC: Fellow member of the Temple Beth-El community: Experiencing something first-hand always has a greater impact than just reading about it. I went to the Levite Jewish Community Center after Minyan...
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Election Day 2016 – The Path to Prosperity or The Path to Armageddon?

November 8, 2016
Trump and Clinton

I have not written anything with my views on Trump. Not a blog, not an op-ed piece, not a Facebook post. I’ve given one sermon that barely touched on politics – a somewhat tepid talk about what Jewish values have to say on some election issues – and got flak (mostly indirectly) from congregants...
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We’re All Afraid Here

October 23, 2015
knife

Last night I went to an interfaith gathering – Jews and Arabs, both Muslim and Christian. We had both kids and parents there, kids and parents met separately. It was very interesting hearing what the Arabs had to say about the current situation. I didn’t take notes, so these are the things that stood...
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