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Embracing the Israel Challenge -RH 2021

Early Zionist Chasidim working the Land of Israel For many of you, this is your first Rosh Hashanah in Israel, and maybe even your first...

Israel: A Country Built on Miracles

In May 1948, 5 Arab armies were poised to invade the new state of Israel. All the Jews had in their arsenal were rifles and machine guns...

Flying High on Rosh Hashanah

Many of us have childhood memories of a scary scene from a movie. In mine, the hero is trapped in a room with metal walls, and a suddenly...

Who Is The 'Real' Jew?

Who is the ‘real’ Jew, the genius scientist, the pious Rabbinic scholar, or the nebby actor? For the early Zionists, it was none of...

Yom Kippur: Making This Year Count

Y Yom Kippur -Making This Year Count (This was my talk on Yom Kippur) On Rosh Hashanah our 12 year old daughter sat in on the Natanah...

A New Me For The New Year

When we think of a New Year celebration, what comes to mind are parties, champagne, and a midnight toast to the coming year. The Jewish...