Oct
30

Thought for the day…

“A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

Oct
27

Thought for the day….

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Martin Buber

Oct
22

Thought for the day…

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” Maimonides

Oct
19

Thought for the day…..

“Today you feel uplifted. Do not let yesterday and tomorrow bring you down.” Nachman of Bratzlav

Oct
17

Thought for the day…

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson

Oct
10

Thought for the day….

“Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.… Continue reading »

Oct
07

A Personal Message to My Beloved Congregation

Dear Friends – As your Shaliach Tzibbur – Messenger of Prayer- it is with considerable emotion, sadness and a heavy heart that I wish to announce to you that this is my last Kol Nidrei and High Holy Days as your Senior Cantor. I will continue serving as your Senior Cantor through August of 2012… Continue reading »

Oct
05

Thought for the day….

Dear Friends, As we approach Yom Kippur – my thoughts turn inward toward those who I may have unintentionally hurt during this past year(s).    The power of words and the terrible hurt they can inflict unknowingly to those we love is incomprehensible.    A seemingly innocent word or statement can cause irreparable damage and… Continue reading »

Oct
03

Thought for the day….

THE SITUATION In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged… Continue reading »