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OASIS SONG:
Musings from Rav D

Read Rabbi David Kosak’s weekly Oasis Song message.

 

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Oasis Songs: The Rabbi’s Christmas Story and a New Prayerbook

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, January 5, 2018 / 18 Tevet 5778 Summary: Rabbi Kosak talks about attending midnight mass this year at a Catholic church and relates what it reminded him about synagogue life today. Finally, he [...]

Oasis Songs: The Rabbi’s Christmas Story and a New Prayerbook 2018-01-05T15:36:31+00:00

Oasis Songs: The December Dilemma from a New Viewpoint

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, December 15, 2017 / 27 Kislev 5778 Summary: Rabbi Kosak shares some thoughts about Jewish families with Christmas trees. What does that mean in today’s world?  The December Dilemma from a New Viewpoint [...]

Oasis Songs: The December Dilemma from a New Viewpoint 2017-12-19T16:28:09+00:00

Shabbat Service Recordings: D’var Torah, December 16, 2017 – Rabbi Stampfer’s 3rd Bar Mitzvah

Recording from Shabbat Service, December 16, 2017 - Rabbi Stampfer's 3rd Bar Mitzvah D'var/Bar Mitzvah Speech from Saturday, December 16th - Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Click here to listen to the full service Click here for a copy of the 3rd Bar [...]

Shabbat Service Recordings: D’var Torah, December 16, 2017 – Rabbi Stampfer’s 3rd Bar Mitzvah 2018-01-10T10:36:37+00:00

Oasis Songs: Jerusalem, The Beloved City of Conflict

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, December 8, 2017 / 20 Kislev 5778 Scholar in Residence This weekend is our scholar in residence! Given Amir Tibon’s expertise in Middle East politics, and President Trump’s recent speech about Jerusalem and [...]

Oasis Songs: Jerusalem, The Beloved City of Conflict 2017-12-08T11:06:20+00:00

Oasis Songs: Dinner with Edward: Reflections on Shabbat

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, December 1, 2017 / 13 Kislev 5778 Rabbi Kosak is in Atlanta this Shabbat for the United Synagogue Convention Summary: Rabbi Kosak provides a taste of our upcoming scholar in residence weekend. He [...]

Oasis Songs: Dinner with Edward: Reflections on Shabbat 2017-12-01T14:58:02+00:00

Oasis Songs: Surveillance, God and the Thanksgiving Table

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, November 17, 2017 / 28 Cheshvan 5778 Summary: Rabbi Kosak shares some correspondence with a college-aged congregant on the subject of surveillance and God, then connects that discussion with how we experience Thanksgiving. [...]

Oasis Songs: Surveillance, God and the Thanksgiving Table 2017-11-17T11:19:33+00:00

Oasis Songs: Volksgemeinschaft: Unraveling the Meaning of Kristallnacht in our Age

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, November 10, 2017 / 21 Cheshvan 5778 Summary: Rabbi Kosak reflects on the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht and what it can teach us about how we ought to evaluate risks in our lives. [...]

Oasis Songs: Volksgemeinschaft: Unraveling the Meaning of Kristallnacht in our Age 2017-11-13T11:07:25+00:00

Oasis Songs: The Shema, Idolatry and Halloween–And Why I’ll Eat My Pumpkins

Oasis Songs: Musings from Rav D Friday, October 27, 2017 / 7 Cheshvan 5778   The Shema, Idolatry and Halloween--And Why I’ll Eat My Pumpkins It would be hard to think of a better known prayer than the Shema. It [...]

Oasis Songs: The Shema, Idolatry and Halloween–And Why I’ll Eat My Pumpkins 2017-10-27T10:46:03+00:00
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