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Rabbi's Week In Review- May 26, 2020

05/25/2020 07:40:35 PM

May25

Throughout our history, Jews have had to confront our theological existential crisis. Plainly put, how do we find G-d at times when G-d seems hidden? At present, the question becomes one of how (or even if) we call to G-d during a pandemic. For those of us in the rabbinate, and really all clergy, the issue becomes: How do we justify to rightful skeptics in our congregations why we would even suggest that calling out to G-d is a...Read more...

Rabbi's Week In Review- May 19, 2020

05/19/2020 06:46:05 PM

May19

On Monday morning, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a heartwarming story. Israel, as a means of quarantining, has opened up “coronavirus hotels.” Most of these hotels have essentially been divided by like people — i.e., ultra-Orthodox Jews with other ultra-Orthodox Jews.  

However, early on, one of these coronavirus hotels was filled by a much more diverse group.  Ultra-Orthodox Jews, along with...Read more...

Rabbi's Week In Review- May 13

05/13/2020 01:58:12 PM

May13

In a time when questions of life and death have taken on a greater sense of immediacy, last week was one in which these issues were most prevalent. The week began with a funeral, not one that was unexpected (and which had nothing to do with COVID-19). In this difficult time, I wondered if and how the community could sufficiently honor the memory of this extraordinary woman who died, one who gave so much to family, friends and community. Embedded in that desire was and is the need to support the family, those who most directly were mourning the loss.Read more...

The first "Rabbi's Week In Review Blog"

05/06/2020 12:34:35 PM

May6

Rabbi Doug Alpert

This is my first post in this new blog for our Congregation Kol Ami-KC newsletter.  While there comes with this blog an expectation that there will be a strong emphasis on the social-justice pursuits of Kol Ami (and this rabbi), I see it as an opportunity to reflect on how we come together as a unique Jewish community — one of compassion and care, one of meaning and purpose.

I do want to talk about our...Read more...

Sun, May 31 2020 8 Sivan 5780