War and Ethics: Troubling News from Israel and Two Paths Forward

This has been a difficult week in Israel and in the Gaza Strip. Over the past number of years, hundreds of missiles have been lunched from Gaza into Israel. During the last year in particular, these missile attacks threatened the rather tenuous cease-fire between Hamas (the titular leaders of Gaza) and Israel.

God, Money and Monotheism—A Reflection on the Old and New

Have you ever found yourself bothered by society’s incessant need for reinvention? For the way we are always looking for the next big thing? Sometimes something new comes on the scene, but just as often, the words of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) ring true. “There is nothing new under the sun.” It’s our memory, our lack of historical knowledge that are at fault.

High Holy Days Sermons 5780

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780 – September 29, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, New Year Wishes for 5780 – Audio | Text   ————- Rosh Hashanah 5780 (Day 1) – September 30, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, The Enemy Within, the Enemy Without – Anti-Semitism in 2019 – Audio | Text   Rabbi Eve Posen, Your Presence is Requested – Text ————- Rosh Hashanah 5780 (Day 2) – October 1, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Audio ... Read More

You Were Always on My Mind

The year was 1970 when the song first hit the airwaves. Since then, it has been recorded over 300 times and covered by such musicians as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and even the Pet Shop Boys.

Torah is the Dream of Memory

Gato Barbieri was an Argentinian Jazz musician who achieved a measure of fame in the 70’s. Some of his tunes were crossover hits that made it onto the pop charts, such as his rendition of Santana’s tune, Europa. Gato’s interpretation received tremendous airplay. But it’s not his music that’s got me thinking. It’s his writing.