Todah Rabah

My Bar Mitzvah celebration this past Saturday morning is certainly an experience that I will never forget, and one that I will hold in my heart for as long as I live. There were so many beautiful moments and people present on this past Shabbat morning that it would be close to impossible to putContinue reading “Todah Rabah”

Good Shabbos/Shabbat Shalom

As you celebrate Shabbat, I hope that you take to heart some of the words of the Mishkan T’flilah: “May all who struggle find rest on this day. May all who suffer find solace. May all who hurt find healing on this day. May all who despair find purpose. May all who hunger find fulfillmentContinue reading “Good Shabbos/Shabbat Shalom”

Our Shabbat

I truly look forward to Friday nights. I used to sometimes look forward to Friday nights, and this was usually dependent upon shaky plans to “go out,” or have some kind of fun that would wash away the stresses of the departing week. Weekends, especially as a younger man, were usually a letdown, and IContinue reading “Our Shabbat”

A “Schul’s” Errand?

So, I am going to start with a quasi thoughtful post, but don’t always expect this. Sometimes I just might want to talk about how my five-year-old son sings Hineih Mah Tov while he uses the bathroom. Many Jews have heard cultural Zionist Ahad Ha’am’s famous quote: “More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat hasContinue reading “A “Schul’s” Errand?”