Teshuvah Category

The following drash/sermon was given during Yom Kippur at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. I love being Jewish. I always have. From the moment I knew I was Jewish, I found a home in the prayers, larger-than-me concepts, values and sense of community that were infused in everything we did. I was aware, however, that I was […]

From my op-ed in morning’s Sunday Chicago TribuneĀ (cross-posted in Shalom Rav): The actions of the Jewish State ultimately reflect upon the Jewish people throughout the world. We in the Diaspora Jewish community have long taken pride in the accomplishments of the Jewish State. As with any family, the success of some reflects a warm light […]

There is nothing but newness in this new year. I could say that almost nothing has stayed the same, but that’s not true. But taking stock is a bit like reviewing my moving list. It’s long, sometimes crossed out and in other ways never ending. Some of it’s also still in boxes, locked in storage […]