Hatred and Hope, Then and Now

For those paying attention, I haven’t written anything in the past two weeks. Two weeks ago, my Friday (the day I usually write my message) got tied up with an email threat to the congregation, which turned out to have been a boilerplate message that was also sent to other congregations across the country. I …

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An Invocation for the Governor

As a member of the Interfaith Leadership Council of the Faith Action Network, I attended FAN's annual meeting with the Governor to present our legislative agenda. I had the honor of opening our meeting with reflection and prayer. Here is what I shared: Some words to set our intention this afternoon, A week from today …

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Is Michael Cohen Today’s Esther?

In the coming week we will welcome in the month of Adar II, and with it the holiday of Purim. Purim is a frivolous holiday that hides a dark message. We dress up in costume, have fun, give gifts, tell jokes, eat and drink, and make a lot of noise at the same time we …

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Remembering Adina z”l

When the phone rings at an odd hour, it is not generally going to be good news. As it was when I got a late night text earlier this week from Meg Martin, the co-executive director of Interfaith Works and coordinator of the shelter and homeless services (and, in my opinion, local hero.) Adina Rosenthal …

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