Standing on Holy Ground

As you know I traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in the NAACP’s Journey for Justice representing the Central Conference of Reform Rabbis.  I was profoundly moved by my experience marching with the Torah across the Edmund Pettis Bridge.  I have written my additional thoughts. Published by the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Here is…Read more »

Louganis on the Wheaties Box

Greg Louganis was and is the World’s greatest Diver.  An Olympian that captured gold medals in both 1984 and 1988, Greg was one of the first openly gay athletes.  Because of his sexuality he was denied many of the perks that other Olympians received including many endorsements and perhaps one of the most coveted of…Read more »

Happy Birthday Israel

Tonight we begin the celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s 67th Independence Day.   Happy Birthday Israel! It was 67 years ago that the modern State of Israel was born. But it was really a rebirth of our ancient nation state, reborn after 2000 years! The Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel reads: THE DECLARATION:…Read more »