Rabbinic Thoughts: Slow Down

This past weekend I taught for my grandfather, did a baby naming for a cousin and performed a wedding for a wonderful couple. However, this week told a very different story. I mourned with several families in our community. Lost a member I cherished and learned of a man whose loss will undoubtably impact hisContinue reading “Rabbinic Thoughts: Slow Down”

TGR Interview: Back From Israel Meet NYIT’s New Head Coach – Evan Conti

A few years back there was a boom of MoT college basketball players. Many went on to play in the Maccabi games and were successful on the court. Evan Conti, like others, headed to Israel to play ball. Now he finds himself back in the US on the other side of the clipboard. Here isContinue reading “TGR Interview: Back From Israel Meet NYIT’s New Head Coach – Evan Conti”

Beyond the Bimah: Judaism’s Special Sauce (Jewish Journal)

If Birthright is the burger, Honeymoon Israel is the special sauce. Before I explain this analogy, I would like to share a bit of my experience with Honeymoon Israel. In the Spring of 2018, I sought out to be the rabbinic leader of the HMI delegation from the Twin Cities. Humbly, I believed I wouldContinue reading “Beyond the Bimah: Judaism’s Special Sauce (Jewish Journal)”