Longing for Liberation

One of the most deeply religious feelings we can experience is longing – longing for closeness with God, longing to be on good terms with the Cosmos, longing to love and be loved. The...

When In Rome

With a twinkle in his eye, my grandfather liked to ask us, “What do you say to the Pope on Yom Kippur?” Then he would divulge the answer: “Good yontiff, Pontiff!”  (Yontiff is Yiddish...

2015 Chanukah & Shabbat Message

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah – From Rabbi Naomi Here we are in the darkest time of the year with the sun sinking low so early and long, moonless nights. And the blessing of...