I May Dwell Among Them

And God said the Moses, ‘Say to the Israelite people: You are a stiff-necked people.  If I were to go in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now then, humble yourselves, and I will consider what to do with you.’ So they did. And Moses set up the Tent of...

Moses on Management

This week we begin the book of Shemot, or Exodus with the birth and upbringing of Moses. For a character that will occupy such a large place in our collective imagination, scarcely anything is mentioned about who he is, or where he is from. “A Levite man and woman...

It’s All About Perspective

Judaism has many gifts to offer the world. The Sabbath, the Psalms, centuries of musical legacy, and of course, bagels.  But our most important contribution is a concept called, “machloket l’shem shamayim.” The phrase comes from the ancient rabbinic literature....

Yom Kippur Sermon

Finding Tears of Strength Almost two years ago we gathered together at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church to support one another in the aftermath of a terrible attack on a church in Sri Lanka.  The interfaith community had been so kind and responsive to all of us...