February, 2017

2017 Ashes

Burning Palms on Mardi Gras

“Blow the trumpet; return to the Lord with all your heart, with fasting and weeping …” And, I might add, with the burning of last…

Magic Show

A Program, Not a Magic Trick

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if religion magically made all your problems disappear? That’s what some people think it is! And when it doesn’t work…

Mitzvah

THE RABBI IS IN

Ossified. That’s the problem with religion these days; and “spirituality” easily slips into line with religion, our beliefs becoming fixed, staid, musty … ossified. It’s…

Walking in Snow

It Snowed on Tuesday

I remember as a child the several occasions when in the evening, when it was snowing, my parents would take us out for a…