Holidays

Yom HaShoah 5778

B”H Three outdoor monuments bespeak the regressive brutality of the Shoah. First, by a cobblestone road in Vienna, a statue of an elderly Jew in payos and tzitzit gleams as two Nazi policemen taunt him and jeer. Such scenes replayed in open display in the days after Kristallnacht, while the whole city witnessed the humiliation. … Continue reading

Holidays

Chanukah Sameach

BS”D Chanukah 5777 To rejoice and to love: two salient emotions G-d Commands of His people. What glorious habits to cultivate, regardless of one’s religion, simply to pronounce and re-pronounce our humanity. We are instructed to revel in ecstatic joy on Sukkot, to rejoice in the extreme: “You shall make yourself the Festival of Sukkot … Continue reading