A Rabbi's World

12/07/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

Being here in Israel on a brief but intense four-day mission, and given all that is going on right now as a result of Israel's announced intention to begin new construction in so-called area E-1, between Ramallah and Ma'aleh Adumim, the title of my article must seem strange. 

11/30/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

There’s a little 6-year-old Marci that is bouncing up and down at the thought of Chanukah approaching.

11/30/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

Now that the dust is settling, both literally and figuratively, from Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, it is an appropriate time to reflect back on that very difficult if brief campaign, and particularly on how it ended– at least for now.

11/20/2012 | | A Rabbi's World

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (which seems now like one hundred years ago, so much has happened since then), I delivered a sermon about the uniquely critical dangers facing Israel in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the ongoing turmoil in Syria.  

11/09/2012 | | A Rabbi's World

No matter whether one’s candidate of choice won or lost this past Tuesday, there was an almost tangible sense of relief in the air– the long and stressful presidential campaign was finally over. 

11/05/2012 | | A Rabbi's World

Human beings crave predictability. And by and large, as regards the natural world, we have it.