Don’t Blame “Not Me” – Why the Oil Spill is Our Fault

(A sermon on Chukkat) I love the Sunday comics. My wife laughs at me every week because as soon as the newspaper arrives, the first thing I do is open up to the comics. One comic, which is actually not among my favorites – is Family Circus. It tells about the daily life of aContinue reading “Don’t Blame “Not Me” – Why the Oil Spill is Our Fault”

Green Jews (and Other Green Religious People Too)

I was quoted briefly in this article in the Charlotte Observer this morning about religion and the environment:Believers say religion goes hand in hand with protecting the earth – CharlotteObserver.com. (Of course the interview was much longer, but at least I got a paragraph!) We think of Environmentalism as a modern ethic, tied especially toContinue reading “Green Jews (and Other Green Religious People Too)”

Pesach Songs – What’s Your Fave?

My favorite Passover song is Adir Hu. (Click on the words to  listen. I don’t know who that guy is, but he sings a mean Adir Hu.) I like it for no other reason than that I love the melody. The optimism of the tune matches the optimism of the lyrics, which mean: “May GodContinue reading “Pesach Songs – What’s Your Fave?”

Thoughts for Pesach 5770

Here are 2 readings I put together for this year’s seder. Feel free to use them at your own tables, or to pass them on. Chag Kasher V’sameach! Freedom and Slavery Avadim hayinu. Once we were slaves in Egypt Ata v’nei chorin. And the Eternal took us out of that place. With freedom comes responsibility.Continue reading “Thoughts for Pesach 5770”