“Think For Yourself” – A Sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5777

“Think for yourself.” It’s what every teacher and every professor ever said to us. “Think for yourself.” It’s what we hope for our children as they go out into the world. “Think for yourself.” Socrates said that, “to find yourself, you must think for yourself” And, Christopher Hitchens wrote that, “[If you} take the riskContinue reading ““Think For Yourself” – A Sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5777″

Sukkot: Measuring the Years

Sukkot is the strangest holiday we have, and it has the strangest rituals. It’s one thing to sit around the table and eat and sing (like we do on every holiday). It’s quite another thing to build a shack in the back yard and wave around a bunch of plants in all directions.  What’s thatContinue reading “Sukkot: Measuring the Years”