Fragile Democracy

To begin, a lot of electrons have already been agitated responding to the general outcry to today’s Supreme Court decision to upend Roe vs. Wade. As the rabbi of Congregation Beth Ami, I go on record in voicing my concern at a decision that, for all practical...

Pesach Greetings 5782

As we prepare to celebrate our great festival of Pesach, I want to wish you much joy – simcha and blessing – b’racha. The Seder is a wonderful opportunity, not only to gather with family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal, but a chance to explore what...

A Failed Leader: Russia Invades Ukraine

March 6, 2022 Essentially, there are two basic dynamics to the exercise of power, involving a balance of reward and punishment. Knowing how to apply this balance leads to a critical difference in results. You can try to lead primarily by physical force, through fear...