“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: [...]
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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 [...]
[Remarks offered by Rabbi Lieberman at the celebration of his 25th anniversary with FJC, Aug. 8, 2015] Friends....I am at this moment, as they say in Mamaloshen (Yiddish), farklempt....”unable [...]
As I write these words the reverberations of two events that occurred nine days apart in June continue to be felt in our nation. On June 17, nine members [...]
One of my favorite proverbs states: “The one who sings prays twice.” What about the one who sings, shouts, stomps her feet and dances in the aisles? Now that [...]