Monthly Archives: September 2017


Gmar Chatima Tovah

As we approach the awesome day of Yom Kippur, I want to share a thought that I came across in a very sweet book by Rabbi Ezra Bick about the 13 Attributes of Compassion. ("In His Mercy: Understanding the Thirteen Midot--I recommend it!) The 13 attributes are based in the verses from Exodus (35:4-10) when [...]

L’Shana Tova

How does the past influence the present and the future? Can the future influence the past? The Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks teaches regarding the three sections that make up the core of the prayer service on Rosh Hashana, that zichronot, malchuyot, and shofarot correspond to the past, present, and future. His unique insight [...]