Category : Rabbi’s Thoughts

  • “Take me out to the ballgame…”

    Posted ‍‍ו שבט ה תשעח - Jan 22nd, 2018 By in Rabbi's Thoughts With | Comments Off

    How do we know that God is a fan of baseball? Because the Torah clearly states that the world was created “In the Big Inning!” If you, too, are a fan of baseball, especially of the variety practiced by the Boston Red Sox, have we got news for you!! Thanks to the generosity of our …

  • Dreaming Dr. King’s Dream

    Posted ‍‍א טבת ה תשעח - Dec 19th, 2017 By in Rabbi's Thoughts With | Comments Off

    On Monday, January 15, No Place For Hate – Falmouth will host its annual breakfast commemorating the birth, and the legacy, of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will, at that time, honor Scoba Rhodes with the Civic Leadership Award for his decades of committed service to our community in pursuit of social …

  • Let the light of the chanukiah wax strong….

    Posted ‍‍כז חשון ה תשעח - Nov 16th, 2017 By in Rabbi's Thoughts With | Comments Off

    As I write these swords in early November, an unusual bone-chilling, crop-freezing cold front is bearing down on New England. Combined with our recent return to Standard Time, there is no denying that we are beginning our descent into winter in earnest. And that means, of course, our annual encounter with Chanukah. These are, in …

  • End-of-Life Options

    Posted ‍‍יט תשרי ה תשעח - Oct 9th, 2017 By in Rabbi's Thoughts With | Comments Off

    Despite the fact that the days between Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur are, typically, filled with many last-minute preparations for the fall holy days, this year I felt compelled to set aside time on Tuesday, September 26, to make my way to Beacon Hill, there to offer testimony before the Joint Committee on Health, in favor of Massachusetts 2017 “End …

  • Shelter from the storm….

    Posted ‍‍כה אלול ה תשעז - Sep 16th, 2017 By in Rabbi's Thoughts With | Comments Off

    We creep to our bed, and its straw mattress. We wait; we listen. The storm lulls off, then redoubles, Bending the trees half-way down to the ground, Shaking loose the last wizened oranges in the orchard, Flattening the limber carnations. A spider eases himself down from a swaying light-bulb, Running over the coverlet, down under …

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