Learn about Yiddish words for government and voting with Rabbi Zell. Download the word list (opens in a new tab or new page), then watch the video. This is part of Skittish About Yiddish video blog. There is no reason to be skittish about Yiddish!
As a rabbi, I have maintained that neither the pulpit nor written communication is the place for political commentary or viewpoint. Consequently, I take great issue with clergy – rabbis, priests, ministers – who use their position to espouse political views. With separating children from parents at the border having been resolved last week, I … [Read more…]
Tiferet did it again. Ed Jerome and I, who were part of last week’s visit to Austin, arranged by our local Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council, were the only President/Rabbi duo – I dare say – at the entire State Capitol. As one who has not participated in such a mission in over a decade, … [Read more…]
How did things ever get so far? More people die by firearms in this country than by traffic fatalities. For the record, I am entirely pareve when it comes to guns, just as I am entirely pareve when it comes to cars (not really as far as cars, but that’s for another article). I neither … [Read more…]