Separation of Families

The pictures are heart wrenching. The separation of families seeking asylum in the US is a heinous policy that will no doubt do severe damage to the children who are separated from their parents.  Currently there aren’t even plans to figure out how to reunite those children who have been forcibly taken from their parents…Read more »

A Prayer for Mother’s Day

.שְׁמַע בְּנִי, מוּסַר אָבִיךָ;וְאַל-תִּטֹּשׁ, תּוֹרַת אִמֶּךָ Hear, my child, the instruction of your father, and forsake not the teaching of your mother; (Proverbs 1:8)   On this Mother’s Day weekend, we give thanks for our mothers who gave us life. We thank you Holy One of Presence for her gifts of heart and mind, time…Read more »

An Invocation

I had the honor of giving the invocation at the annual “Stoney” Awards of the Stonewall Democratic Club here in Southern California. This year was the Year of the Woman and they honored Congresswoman Karen Bass, Assembly Member Laura Friedman, the Women’s March and their member of the year Alana Roshay Here is my prayer:…Read more »

Moses

Here is a link to a short Torah discussion of this week’s Parasha-Shemot in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles.  The verses discussed are EXODUS 2:11-12 “Now it came to pass in those days that Moses grew up and went out to his brothers and looked at their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian man…Read more »