There is a lot happening in the world these days and I haven't posted for a while.... I think some of you may be here after hearing me on the West Wing Weekly podcast, and if so, welcome! If you're Jewish, you'll find that I had a couple more things to say about the episode in a Jewish context in my sermon last Shabbat.
If you're just landing here, I would encourage you to poke around. The navigation will show you toward things about politics, Torah readings, sermons for High Holy Days and Shabbatot, Israel (including some daily papers), Jewish holidays, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel z"l, and a few podcasts of my own about Jewish ethics.
Our synagogue, Temple Beth Abraham, is definitely worth a look if you are from New Hampshire or any of the nearby areas in northern Massachusetts.
With so much happening, I am committing to becoming much more regular on this blog. As a down payment on that, here are a couple of things. One is my sermon after the recent murders in Tel Aviv, Orlando, and other places. The other is a really helpful article by Carly Pildis about how to think about the intersection of concern about racism and other bigotries, and anti-Semitism. She captures something I have been thinking about a lot in this week after the death of Elie Wiesel.