Going Ga-Ga on Shabbat… I know a lot of Jewish people. Some call themselves Reform, some Reconstructionist, some Conservative, some Orthodox and some None of the Above. We Jewish people live in interesting times. The issues confronting our community differ markedly from the issues dealt with by our grandparents and great-grandparents.
On Kol Nidre, I spoke about the extensive Social Action efforts
made by members of Temple Beth Sholom, and of the importance of living
generously, repairing the world, and setting examples for our children
to follow. I am pleased to say that the members of Temple Beth Sholom
apparently are not content to rest on their laurels when it comes to
For many of us, childhood memories involve holiday celebrations. I would venture a guess that Hanukkah, in particular, is a holiday that evokes many memories -- gathering with family, cooking latkes, eating donuts, lighting candles, wrapping (and unwrapping) gifts. Hanukkah is only one of several holidays that evokes memories for me; I retain vivid recollections of childhood High Holidays, Passover seders and Purim costumes, as well.