I am a Rabbi who is privileged to serve an intentional community which takes the form of an independent congregation. We are the only Jewish congregation on the east side of Portland Oregon. We are not only independent but young – only 15 years old – and thus tend to carefully think through our everyContinue reading “Praying After Pittsburgh”
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What Good Does This Safety Pin Do?
It started last week, immediately on the heels of the election, or maybe even a bit before: people starting to wear safety pins, as a sign to others that the wearers are those who will guard your safety with them. I hear that it’s an idea adopted from a reaction to Brexit. In the bestContinue reading “What Good Does This Safety Pin Do?”
Shabbat VaYeshev: Do You Believe In Your Life?
Do you believe in your life? Enough to lose it? The media reports that people are frightened. More and more, the ordinary activities of daily life seem to be places in which a mass shooting might occur. “When I drop off my child at school,” “when I go to the mall,” “when I am at work,”Continue reading “Shabbat VaYeshev: Do You Believe In Your Life?”