Rosh Hashanah 2016 Second Day

Paying the Price   Oberlin College in Ohio is recognized as one of the premier universities in the United States. Aside from academics, its student body zealously responds to any cultural, ethnic, gender or racial bias on campus or beyond. With one exception, apparently…   Last winter, Joy Karega, a respected Oberlin assistant...

Rosh Hashanah 2016 Day 1

  Wrestling with our Restlessness There is a joke about a child who was sitting next to her father one day in church. The preacher droned on and on without end. Finally the child leaned over to her father and whispered: ‘Daddy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?” Because

Ki Tavo: Our Responsibility to Keep Our Tradition Alive

    Now, if you obey Adonay your God,to observe faithfully all the commandments…Adonay your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come upon you and take affect only if you heed the word of Adonay your God.                

Ki Tetze: Let the Seller Beware

You shall not have in your pouch alternate weights, larger and smaller…You must have completely honest weights and completely honest measures, if you are to endure long on the soil that Adonay your God is giving you. For everyone who does those things, everyone who deals dishonestly is abhorrent to Adonay your God.