The last first day

I have been thinking a great deal about the significance of this day, for it marks the end of a 29-year-streak. It is the last time I will bless one of my children as they go off for the first day of school. Since September of 1983 when my oldest son left the house to… Read More

Rabbis lobby for Israel at U.N.

The old adage about the weather is applicable to the United Nations. Everyone complains about it, but no one seems to do anything about it. A group of more than 60 rabbis, at the annual meeting of the Rabbinic Cabinet of Jewish Federations of North America, decided to try to do something, if not about… Read More

Dealing with our Jewish generation gap

I am, as I write this, about to depart for a lecture tour to the United States. While I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the Jewish scene across the Atlantic, this time, I am going with some trepidation because there is a new Jewish reality in the Diaspora. Most audiences I will address will be… Read More