Reflections Off the Bimah

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Thoughts On Four Days in Israel

December 11, 2023

By Hazzan Asa Fradkin.  A trip to Israel is a magical thing. I still remember my first trip at the age of 19, when I was able to get onto …

How hard is it for you today?

November 30, 2023

By Rabbi Greg Harris.  I am emotionally exhausted. Since October 7, I have been glued to news reports, imagining the unimaginable experience of being held hostage in a Hamas terror …

Thoughts on Yom HaShoah

April 19, 2023

Yesterday on the 28th of Nissan, we commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date for Yom HaShoah is traditionally the 27th of Nissan, which marks the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. …

The Sound of Love and a Jerusalem Choral Experience

August 9, 2022

I lived in Jerusalem for Cantorial school in 2003 and let’s just say I love it. The sounds of calls to prayer, the sights of people walking to shul with …

Outdoor Concert for Ukraine and Jerusalem

May 10, 2022

If I would have written this title a mere six months ago, many of you may have questioned my pairing of two entities that hold such polarizing places within us …