A Rabbi's World

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. 

10/26/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

With the presidential election here in America under two weeks away, the incessant campaign pitches in all of our print and electronic media are virtually impossible to ignore.

10/19/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

With the completion of the cycle of holidays that ushered in the new Jewish calendar year, one could almost hear the audible sigh of relief from all quarters of the Jewish community. No more sick days that need to be depleted, no more classes that need to be missed, no more relentless assault of unending, overwhelming holiday meals…we’ve been ready for this for a long time, and it feels awfully good to have reached the holiday-less month of Heshvan.