Category Archives: Judaism

A Kabbalist’s Feast: New Edition of the Tu B’Shevat Seder

Years ago in the ancient city of Safed, a group of Kabbalists uncovered the mystical secrets of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday referred to as the “New Year of the…

How are we Doing as a Planet This Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, has profound meaning for the entire world and humanity. Most people familiar with the holiday think of apples, honey, shofar, and as one of…

Join me for a Shabbat Camping Spiritual Adventure

Shabbat Tent and Pico Shul are organizing the second annual Mountain High Shabbat Spiritual Adventure for young adults in their 20s and 30s, August 22-24, in the Angeles National Forest…

One Last Try: The Passover Vagrant and Rabbi Naftali of Ropshitz

At our Pico Shul Passover Finale we continued the beautiful tradition started by the Baal Shem Tov to make a festive meal of matzah and wine in honor of the…

Song of Freedom: The Shabbat HaGadol Sermon

Inspiration and guidance for a joyous, kosher and epic Passover. I will be leading the community in a light third meal, singing, and finally his sermon on “The Song of…

Did Camels Exist in the Time of Genesis?

The debate has surfaced – again – this time in the pages of the NY Times Science section. Without totally tipping my hat, it is fair to say that this…