Hazzan Asa Fradkin

Do you believe in Miracles?

December 11, 2020

Do you believe in miracles? I know we are all science abiding, small “l” liberals living in an “enlightened world” but really, do you? I know some of you out …

Escape

November 13, 2020

Escape   You know what it says in the news these days. We’re living in an apocalyptic political nightmare where the election is never over, the president refuses to concede …

Morning Meditation and the Ashram

June 12, 2020

Stumbled out of bed this morning. It was one of those “hit the snooze multiple times” type experiences. What’s wrong with me? I don’t need to make meditations at 8am. …

Ziv HaOlam – Radiance of the World

May 15, 2020

Trombones, Drums and Trumpets dancing up the street towards the cemetery, forming a 2nd line to the formal funeral procession. This custom of the Crescent city is one of the …

Total Reset

April 8, 2020

Total Reset It’s remarkable. I cannot remember a time when 95% of the world’s news coverage centered on one topic. Sure, it’s hundreds of variations on the ramifications of the …

Megillah Madness, COVID 19, and an opportunity for mindfulness.

March 12, 2020

“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone” —Joni Mitchell ( but you knew that) I’m so glad Megillah Madness was this …

Rocky Mountain High

February 14, 2020

IMG_0928 IMG_0928 I know it’s cliche, but really, you should have seen the view from up there on those snow capped mountains, 2 miles in the thin Colorado air. I …

Israeli Stories

January 10, 2020

One of my greatest wishes  since I began taking conversational Hebrew in college has been to speak Hebrew fluently, well enough to converse with Israelis, read Hebrew newspapers and teach …

Can you help save a life?

December 13, 2019

Can you help save a life? There is a beloved member of our community in need of a kidney.  This member has taught hundreds of our children to speak Hebrew, …

The Men Who Spoke To God

November 15, 2019

  When I was a boy, my grandparents were my most significant Jewish influence. We always spent parts of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur with them, going to the great …