Rabbi's Blog

A message from the Rabbi and President on Colleyville

January 20, 2022

We’re all grateful that the attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Texas ended with congregants and rabbi safe, but we’re shaken, too.

Our COVID-19 Policy

August 25, 2021

The CDC has identified our entire region as being at "high risk for transmission" of COVID-19, and rates are continuing to rise every day. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to pivot from in-person, indoor gatherings back to virtual events.

Reflections on the Storming of the Capitol Yesterday

January 7, 2021

The fact that Washington DC policing and National Guard are both under federal control means that responses to both gatherings were under the control of people, mostly white men, allied with the President.

Breaching the Capitol

January 6, 2021

The vast majority of people who are at this very moment demonstrating at the Capitol, while Congress was trying to count the Electoral College vote, believe they are there to prevent a vast injustice.

Despair is Not an Option – Rosh HaShanah morning 5781

October 6, 2020

Literally every human being on the planet has had to reckon with COVID-19. With nearly 30 million cases and close to 1 million deaths worldwide, there is no place untouched.

All the World is a Very Narrow Bridge – Erev Rosh HaShanah 5780

September 21, 2020

Our Yom Kippur Torah reading says it clearly: Life and death I set before you, blessing and curse: Choose life, so that you and your descendents may live.

Morning Blessings for the New Year

September 18, 2020

On this last day of the year, I offer these beautiful, holy, life-giving morning blessings by Dori Midnight.


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