Category Archives: Judaism

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…

Jewlicious Festival X, Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2014

The Jewish Weekender is back for our 10th Year. What to expect? #jfx #2nights #3days #onaboat #allmeals #music #speakers #24hrlounge #parties #kiddushwine #challah #kabbala #DJs #yoga #unity #shabbat #veganfriendly #oceanviews…

Thanksgivukkah: Instagram’s Most Popular day

The intersection of religion and social media came to a beautiful crescendo this year with the double holiday of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Instagram recorded more photos that day than in…

Ben Ish Chai: The Miraculous Light of Hanukka

The Mitzvah is a candle and the Torah is light. The word Hanukka can be divided into two words חנו , כ”ה The miracle of the light appeared on the…