On the day I sat down to write this message (5/5/16), the Cape Cod Times reported (in an article written by K.C. Meyers) this grim statistic: In 2015 Cape [...]
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In my role as rabbi, I get to wear many hats (or kippot, if you will!) I am, among other things, a teacher, counselor, worship leader, adviser, and representative [...]
Once upon a time in a far away land there lived a king who had a Jewish advisor. The king relied so much on the wisdom of his Jewish [...]
“fetish” ('fediSH/) noun - “an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit.” Has the Western Wall (Hebrew: [...]
I write these words in early January, as we approach the commemoration of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 18 the Falmouth community [...]
I’ve had a song running around in my head for days now. It’s called “City of Immigrants” and it’s written and sung by the talented Steve Earle, a songwriter, [...]
As I write these words we’re several weeks away from Thanksgiving, but the “Christmas Wars” have already begun. The first salvo was fired at Starbucks Coffee. Joshua Feuerstein—a self-described [...]
In late October I submitted the following testimony before the Joint Public Health Committee of the legislature in support of H.B. 1991, “The Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill [...]
Learned Helplessness They say These clever scientist folks, That there is such a thing As learned helplessness; Cage a rat Subject it To repeated trauma Until it is so [...]
In preparation for my Rosh Hashanah (5776) morning sermon, I read a number of books and essays on the themes or racism and white privilege. Here are some of [...]