Posted August 15, 2014
Posted August 5, 2014
Deutsche Welle published the transcript of a powerful interview with renowned Israeli novelist and journalist Amos Oz. Oz is a leading spokesperson for the Peace movement in Israel, which makes the beginning of his interview even more striking.
Oz: 'Lose-lose situation for Israel'
Philip Gourevitch's excellent piece in the New Yorker puts the Amos Oz interview in context and gives a balanced and honest take on the path to peace.
An Honest Voice in Israel
Posted July 28, 2014
Three things—two articles and one song—caught my attention this weekend among all the news coming out of Israel, and I wanted to share them with all of you. Please let me know your thoughts.Read more
Posted July 25, 2014
The foreign prophet Balaam, sent to curse Israel, ended up blessing Israel instead: “Behold it is a people that dwells alone, not reckoned among the nations.” (Numbers 23:9)
As the conflict continues in Gaza, Balaam’s words feel eerily prophetic—and more curse than blessing.Read more
Posted July 9, 2014
Dear Fellow Congregants,
I wanted to remind you that last week, on July 1, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl became our Senior Rabbi! This is an historic and joyful time for our congregation and I know that all of us join together to wish Rabbi Buchdahl all good things as she takes on this awesome responsibility.Read more
Posted June 30, 2014
Posted June 16, 2014
Posted May 29, 2014
It is not my way to emotionally reflect on what has led me to the present. It is not generally my way to take time to assess, analyze, celebrate myself or even wallow in the snake pit of my own regrets. In fact it’s not my way to stop and take time to measure anything. I am constantly, for those of you who know me well, churning onward, incessantly keeping busy and filling my life with what I believe needs to be done.Read more
Posted May 19, 2014
Posted May 7, 2014
On Sunday, May 4, nearly 1,000 congregants gathered at Pier 60 on Manhattan's West Side for a festive sunset celebration of Senior Rabbi Peter Rubinstein. With breathtaking views of the Hudson River as backdrop, the evening included singing, dancing, tears and laughter. Congregational President David Edelson presented to Rabbi Rubinstein a beautiful keepsake memory book filled with personal anecdotes and images submitted by congregants.Read more