Vayeira (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

This Shabbat (Sabbath), many in the Jewish community are reflecting upon the rabbinic teachings connected to the weekly biblical reading of “Vayeira” (Genesis 18:1-22:24; Kings II 1:1-22:24). The following is a reflection rooted in these. For more about the sources, please go to http://www.chabad.org. The biblical text describes G!d “appearing”  to Abraham at the opening … Continue reading Vayeira (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

This Shabbat (Sabbath), many in the Jewish community are reflecting upon the rabbinic teachings connected to the weekly biblical reading of “Lech Lecha” (Genesis 12:1-17:27 ; Isaiah 40:21-41:16). The following is a reflection rooted in these. For more about the sources, please go to http://www.chabad.org. Out of nowhere comes “The Call” to Abram to go … Continue reading Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-10)

This Shabbat (Sabbath), many in the Jewish community are reflecting upon the rabbinic teachings connected to the weekly biblical reading of “Noach” (Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-10). The following is a reflection rooted in these. For more about the sources, please go to http://www.chabad.org. The first verse of this biblical passage contains this enigmatic Hebrew phrase: … Continue reading Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-10)

B’reishit: Genesis 1:1-6:8

This Shabbat (Sabbath), many in the Jewish community are reflecting upon the rabbinic teachings connected to the weekly biblical reading of “B’reishit” (Genesis 1:1-6:8; Isaiah 42:5-21). The following is a reflection rooted in these. For more about the sources, please go to http://www.chabad.org. The first word of the Torah is “B’reishit” which is translated as … Continue reading B’reishit: Genesis 1:1-6:8

Sukkot 2020

Last night, the Jewish community began Shabbat (Sabbath) by also celebrating the beginning of the week-long festival of Sukkot, which is commanded in the book of Leviticus 23:42-43- “You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite … Continue reading Sukkot 2020

A response to Kentucky Attorney General David Cameron

I have lived in Louisville, Kentucky... for over ten years... working on countless projects with the mayor's office and the Louisville Metro Police Department and even the FBI, to try to bring healing, justice and peace to this city. It is therefore with profound sadness, horror, rage and disgust that I watch what is unfolding … Continue reading A response to Kentucky Attorney General David Cameron