Posts Categorized: Rabbi’s Remarks

New Year, New Hope

New Year, New Hope: These days you have to have a strong heart to listen to the news! ISIS, Gaza, Russia, Ukraine, Ebola, the Border Immigration Crisis and the drought to name just some. Sometimes one wonders if the world is coming apart at the seams. The level of inhumanity in some areas borders the… Read more »

Rabbi’s Remarks: “Past Imperfect, Future Tense”

My late father, Rabbi Meyer Miller, found this “grammatical” headline intriguing. I actually think he may have used it as a title for a Rosh Hashanah sermon or two! Even thirty years ago it captured the world political situation. For whatever reason, we human beings appear incapable of learning the lessons of history. Or perhaps… Read more »

Rabbi’s Remarks: A Different Pesach!

I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to it. No! I’m not referring to Pesach, as the title might imply; it was the thought of returning to St. Louis so that we could empty out the contents of our home and ready it for its new owners. Over twenty years of accumulation required purging. Decisions… Read more »

Rabbi’s Remarks: Modern Priesthood?

After stating the words of the priestly benediction (“May the Lord bless you and guard you…”) to Aaron and his sons, the Torah goes on to state, “Thus they shall link my name with the people of Israel, and I will bless them.” (Numbers 6:27). The obvious question is: to whom is the “them” referring?… Read more »