I am watching part of my city burn. I am watching the blocks around my old office be trashed, stores looted and pain and frustration be manifest in ways I foolishly thought were behind us.The [Read more…]
Rabbi Address was the guest on the “College Commons” podcast produced by Hebrew Union College during the biennial convention of the Union for Reform Judaism last fall. Listen to the podcast in the player below.
What a strange Shavuot this is! Many will gather at their local Zoom-Shul to celebrate the festival of first harvest and the historical linkage of the “revelation” at Sinai. There is that tradition that we [Read more…]
Shavuot greets us next week. (erev is May 28). We celebrate the 10 Commandments, Confirmation in many congregations and for this final Pirke Avot passage, we turn to a line from Chapter 2 of the collection [Read more…]
Once again, the presence and relevance of the text is fascinating. This week we begin the Book of Numbers. Our first portion is B’midbar from Numbers 1, and it is placed in the “wilderness”. Sometimes this is [Read more…]