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Are Three Dead Israelis More Important Than Other Murdered Teens?

July 1, 2014


Why is the Jewish community so impacted by the kidnapping and murder of three young Jewish Israeli men? What about all of the other children who are kidnapped or killed? Why are these boys more important to the Jewish community?  The answer is strikingly simple: these boys are ours–a global community of Jews and Israelis. […]

An Idea for Tu B’Shevat – Maybe Even an Original One?

March 1, 2012


I’ve just finished writing a lengthy email to a friend about a project we are working on. It’s hitting a rough spot at the moment. Of course, that moment is an inopportune time. That’s how life seems to work. But it got me thinking about goals and dreams and how to keep track of them […]

Dear UCI MSU: Prove it.

June 15, 2010


(Irvine, CA – 05/17/10) “The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine joins Chancellor Michael Drake in condemning terrorism and in reaffirming our university’s “commitment to dialogue and democratic rule, not violence.” The MSU condemns the killing of innocent civilians, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or any other label. As stated numerous times throughout the week, […]

Welcome to shul. If you return we will remove you by force

March 31, 2010


A few weeks ago over a Shabbat dinner, the topic of homosexuality came up. A younger (Chabad) Orthodox friend said that he would have no problem praying along side a gay man. But a gay Rabbi? Not something he was comfortable with. In fact, he could not see himself praying in a shul where the […]

Jewish Community Heros Award Prediction

October 6, 2009


Rabbi Yonah is perhaps the most amazing force in the “young” Jewish Community. He is brilliant. He is enormously talented. He has a global following. He is the undisputed leader in the Jewish Community Heros Award voting contest. He will win the popular vote by a margin of something like 2:1. I will be stunned […]

A Grand Hyatt Opportunity

September 6, 2009


The ground breaking of a large research and development complex called Advanced Technologies Park is about to begin right on or near Ben-Gurion University (BGU). The  development will cover 41 acres and more than four million square feet of “technology space.” The first of twenty three buildings is set to start construction in the very […]

My Part Revisited

May 22, 2007


So I tuned out for a while.  Not that I’m not interested in all things jewlicious.  I am.  But life came knocking and I needed time to respond.  Last post I must have been knee deep in hunting for a new Rabbi for Temple Beth Shalom here in Long Beach.  I think my greatest fear […]