Rabbi Steven Moskowitz
"If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere." Seamus Heaney
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The Blessings of 2020
Recently I started giving myself haircuts. (Bring on the jokes!) I soon realized that no one could tell the difference. And so, I declare...
Friday, November 20, 2020
Seeing Is Believing
The cliché “seeing is believing” is an apt description for a prominent refrain the Genesis stories. In Genesis 21, for example, we read of I...
Friday, November 13, 2020
We Are All Resident Aliens; We Are All Brothers and Sisters
Heba Nabil Iskandarani recently became a Spanish citizen. The story of how this 26-year-old Palestinian refugee from Lebanon, with no state...
Monday, November 9, 2020
Thoughts on the Elections
Four years ago, I wrote: “Donald Trump will be our president. He is our nation’s choice. That does not mean we must remain silent—when we d...
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Beware of Bringing the House Down
What follows is my sermon from Shabbat evening services, delivered the evening before Vice President Biden crossed the 270 electoral votes t...
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Every Vote Counts
Never before have I spent so much time coloring in circles and making sure that my pen never once went outside the lines of the bubbles and ...
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Following in Our Father's Footsteps
Although the reading of the Torah in public dates back to Ezra and the fifth century BCE (and traditional authorities say, Moses), the weekl...
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Walking and Sauntering
Henry David Thoreau in his seminal essay, "Walking" idealizes going for a walk in the woods. The purpose of such an endeavor is n...
Friday, October 16, 2020
This Is Very Good; We Could Be Very Good
I have a life-long fascination with the Northern Lights. Their luminous beauty inspires me. I have long wanted to travel to Iceland or Sca...
Monday, October 12, 2020
The Torah Cannot Be Torah Without Us
It is a tree of life for those who hold fast to it, and all its supporters are happy. Its ways are ways of pleasantness and all its paths ar...
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