Evolution & Eden

Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:30am
As Jews we are in the year 5766. Our daily calendars are set to 2006, based on the birth of Jesus Christ. But if we were to go by geological time, the beginning of the world would have to go back at least 3.6 billion years.

“You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy” - Leviticus 19

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 1:45pm
This week's Rabbis Corner article is titled "You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy" Leviticus 19 by Rabbi Avi Taff

Thoughts regarding the recent events in Newtown, Connecticut

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 7:00am
Dear VBS Family, The tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut has left us all shaken this week. The pictures of families attending the funerals of their children only sharpens the sense of emptiness and loss.

The Rabbi Facing Modernity

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 8:30am
Even when the rabbi believes he has the answers, he must know the "fragestellung," the form the question takes. The answering text must respond to the context of the questioner's life situation.

What do we owe the stranger?

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
Beautiful Piece from the Jewish Journal with the incomparable Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis.

A Journey to Kiev with Purpose

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:00am
A Journey to Kiev with Purpose, a travel-log with Rabbi Joshua Hoffman

How the Grinch Stole the Latkes

Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:15pm

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE THE LATKES by Rabbi Ed Feinstein Oh the Jews of old Jewville, just loved holidays, And kept them religiously, in all of their ways. On Rosh Hashanah, they ate apples and honey Then came to the Temple, all dressed in Armani.

The Ethics of the Neighbor

Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:00am
In a fifth-century midrash, Pesikta Derav Kahana, commenting on the first words of the Ten Commandments, I am the Lord thy God, some sages ask, "How is it possible that 600,000 Israelites stood at the foot of Sinai and one Voice addressed an entire people, yet every individual was convinced that the Voice was addressed to him personally?"

When Enough is Enough: Learning from Moshe to Take Action in the World

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:30am
This week's piece is titled "When Enough is Enough: Learning from Moshe to Take Action in the World"

Kol Sasson, v'Kol Simcha

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:00am
This week's Clergy Corner article from Rabbi Ed Feinstein discussing the gift of Israel to our generation