Ode To Ketzi- Eshet Chayil Simchat Torah Congregation Beth-El 5774

BS”D Karen Bears G-d’s Balm The story of life really is the glory of love. Love grows high and deep at once, endless sky and bottomless root-making. Love fills every direction because love fulfills. Judge us G-d in how we love. Slow to anger and immediately forgotten marks the tzadik (Pirkei Avot; 5:14). The adult … Continue reading


Untold Romance

It started with that kiss, on the walk, in the park… in the dark… in the drizzle In the salted soul… Was it a cry inside me and you? Was it me and you today talking? What we know of the laws of love are always beside us, inside us, from that kissing witness of … Continue reading

Divrei Torah

Bereishit Language

B”H “Breishit language” Consider please the first sentence of the Torah: בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃. There is an implied question asked: “Why does the Torah begin with the letter Bet in the word Breishit?” The Bet is ungrammatical. Correctly, it should read Reishit Bara Elokim et Hashamayim v’et Haaretz (“First G-d created … Continue reading

Audio / Q&A

DEC 2009 Interview with Rabbi Ronnie Cahana on Radio Shalom

An interview with Rabbi Cahana from December 2009 (Two years before the brain stem stroke) on Radio Shalom (interviewed by Melody Masha Pierson) Advertisements Continue reading