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Sukkoth 5784

The Mysteries of the Moedim When I was growing up, whether those around me were religious or not, we all understood that Yom Kippur was the holiest day of the year.  All we needed to do was to listen to Kol Nidre, the sounding of the shofar, to fast if we were old enough, and then […]

Hoshana Rabah 5783

20 Tishrei 5783 To listen to the message, click on Sukkot is without a doubt the most colorful of the holidays in the Jewish calendar. This festival lasts seven days during which we are to live in a Sukkah. Throughout our history, our sages have developed a variety of ways to celebrate and to […]

Sukkoth 5781

All that the LORD has spoken, we will do! Today I decided to address our community in the same way that Deborah did in the book of Shoftim, in the day of the judges when she stood in the gap until a strong male leader was willing and ready to accept his role and his […]

Sukkoth 5781

Sukkoth or “Z’man Simchateinu” (The time of our rejoicing) is a festival of remembrance and rejoicing for the miracles that God has performed for us and how He has preserved us. Also known as Hag Asif – חַג אָסִיף –— Festival of the Ingathering is the culmination of all the Biblical festivals. I call Sukkoth […]