A Message for January 6

Dear Friends, By the time you read this, we trust that the Capitol in Washington, DC, will have been made secure. This has truly been a day of sadness for the United States. We know that there are many among us who have been visibly shaken. How many of us ever...

Chanukah Message: Kislev 24, 5781

Sooner or later, we discover that finding ways to cope with adversity is essential, if we are to experience a measure of happiness in the course of our lives. Adversity takes on an infinite number of forms. Sickness, financial insecurity, cultural attitudes that...

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

Dear Friends,Without doubt, this has been an “interesting” year. I mean this in the sense of the old curse, “May you live in interesting times!” In many ways the thought of celebrating a festival of Thanks” may seem ironic. Our hearts are...

Lot’s Wife as a case of Universal Justice

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.” —Proverbs 24:17 The book of Genesis describes the wickedness of five cities, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar. Despite Abraham’s pleading and God’s...

Coping with Covid

It’s hard to believe that the Corona Virus Pandemic has become a daily reality for close to five months. Who ever could have imagined how profoundly it would affect our lives? Routine activities like dining out, getting a haircut, going to a school, attending a...

Looking at Civil Rights and Social Justice

We hope everyone has a chance to attend the Social Action and Adult Education series by Benjamin Mertz, on Civil Rights and Social Justice. It takes place Thursdays, July 16, 23 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. The first session was very eye-opening, and I would like to share this...