Todah Rabbah

Purim is one of my favorite holidays. Reading megillah, dressing up in costumes, and the vibrant energy that is part of the holiday are just a few of the reasons that it resonates so strongly with me. One of neatest parts of Purim is the exchange...

The Binding of Isaac

Rosh HaShanah is a complicated holiday that mixes themes of teshuvah (repentance), justice, creating new beginnings, and celebrating God’s creation. It seems fitting that on the second day of the holiday, we sit down to read an equally complicated text...

Israel on My Mind

This past week it has been hard to not have Israel on my mind. The week began with a moving commemoration of Yom HaZikaron organized by the Federation and involving middle school students from Schechter, Agnon, and Mizrachi. Listening to our students sing Ma Avarech,...

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