A Rabbi's World

12/27/2012 - 19:00 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | A Rabbi's World

In 1963, the late President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most stirring and memorable speeches of his brief presidency to a throng of hundreds of thousands of Germans gathered in Berlin. 

12/19/2012 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

Of the many critical insights I gained by studying the writings of the late theologian and philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel, one that had a particularly profound impact on me related to the challenge of talking about God. 

12/13/2012 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

Those of us living in America- particularly residents of the so-called “swing states” so desperately coveted by presidential candidates- might still fairly be classified as “recovering” from the recent November election.  After all, it’s been only a relatively few weeks since the election itself, and the weeks and months leading up to Election Day were nothing short of brutal.  Relentless commercials, coupled with endless debates, countless talking heads, and a twenty-four hour news cycle, combined to make us all want to scream “please stop!”

12/06/2012 - 19:00 | | 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. 

11/29/2012 - 19:00 | | 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.

11/29/2012 - 19:00 | | 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.