We recite Kaddish for our dearly departed loved ones; yet, the Kaddish liturgy says nothing about the dead. What is the connection?
This past year we witnessed the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Besides tightening security, what do we have to do to ensure our survival?
Life isn’t fair. The question is, “How do we respond?” Do we become mired in anger or find ways to allow ourselves to move on?
Though the term “Mindfulness” is a modern term, the Torah commands us to behave in a mindful way. “Mindfulness” can help us avoid taking disastrous action, overcome jealousy, and even be better parents.
Unfortunately, Congresswoman Omar has provided us with a wonderful example of how NOT to apologize.
Novelist Michael David Lukas claimed in a New York Times opinion piece, The Hypocrisy of Chanukah that the Maccabees would have hated him because he is an assimilated Jews. Is Lukas correct? Can we maintain our Jewish identity while benefiting from the larger culture or must we choose one or the other?
Jacob stumbled into the world’s first synagogue while on the run. What can we learn from his experience?
Though Israeli’s enemies have failed to destroy the Jewish state on the battle field they have not given up. They now use political methods in an attempt to reach their goal. We must not stand by silently as Israel remains under siege.
When and how should you offer constructive criticism?
The word nationalism has been in the news lately. How does the Jewish view of nationalism help us respond to the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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