Thanksgiving In A Time Of Rising Antisemitism


Even as scenes of Neo-Nazis marching down the streets of Madison, Wis., where my son goes to college play over and over in my mind, on this Thanksgiving, I am […]

Quiet Your Soul


Part One of a Three-Part Series on Shabbat The celebrated author, Aldous Huxley, published The Perennial Philosophy in 1945. He called his era, “the age of noise,” and railed against […]

A Rabbi’s Plea To Vote Between Now And Nov. 8


On the secular anniversary of the horrific shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh four years ago, I write as a rabbi who has stayed out of partisan politics […]

Moving from Constriction: A Passover 2022 Message


This year, the Passover journey from Egypt and slavery to freedom and human dignity feels particularly poignant. The Hebrew word for Egypt, mitzrayim, also connotes “the narrow place,” a place […]

MRA Leadership Statement On Amnesty International’s Israel Report


Amnesty International recently published a report entitled Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity.  Several rabbinic organizations have issued critical responses to this report, including […]

MRA Message On The Congregation Beth Israel Hostage Situation


לְ֭מַעַן אַחַ֣י וְרֵעָ֑י אֲדַבְּרָה־נָּ֖א שָׁל֣וֹם בָּֽךְ׃ For the sake of my friends and companions, I pray that peace be yours. (Psalm 122) From the events of this past Shabbat, once again […]