February 20, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, February 21, 2020

While the “deal of the century” is not the solution to the Israel/Palestinian conflict, it does represent an attempt to bring peace and prosperity to both […]
February 12, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, February 14, 2020

Not long ago I was meeting with a young couple who were soon to be married, and we were talking about the practice of breaking the […]
February 6, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, February 7, 2020

Our Torah reading this week tells of the Israelites finally going forth to freedom after 210 years of harsh slavery. After a series of horrible plagues that […]
January 28, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 31, 2020

In 1897 Theodore Herzl convened the first World Zionist Congress in Switzerland. TheWZC, also known as the Parliament of the Jewish People, comprises 500 delegates and meets […]
January 23, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 24, 2020

We are all familiar with the story of the plagues that were brought upon Egypt. Repeatedly, Moses goes to Pharaoh and demands “let my people go.” But each […]
January 15, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 17, 2020

As we begin reading the Book of Exodus on this Shabbat, we learn of Moses being called by God to go to Pharoah and demand “let […]
January 8, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 10, 2020

Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis, once expressed that he was sorry to be born a Jew. After some anti-Semites cheered, he continued:“I am sorry that I […]
January 2, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, January 3, 2020

Imagine: People are gathered together for a Hanukkah party ata rabbi’s home in Monsey. A crazed man enters and callously attacks five Jewish people with a machete, and […]
December 20, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 27, 2019

A few thoughts, not only for our children, about Hanukkah and the flames that we kindle: The Hanukkah flames remind us of TRADITION.Just as our parents […]
December 19, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 20, 2019

As Hanukkah will soon be upon us, let us consider the meaning of the flames we will kindle. The flames of light remind us of our […]
December 12, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 13, 2019

And the fight against anti-Semitism persists. This time it was the Kosher food market in Jersey City. Armed with an assault rifle, the two perpetrators attacked the market, […]
December 3, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, December 6, 2019

Our Torah reading this week focuses upon the patriarch, Jacob, and upon some of the great struggles that he confronted in his life.  We find Jacob […]
November 26, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 29, 2019

In order to escape the anger of his brother Esau,Jacob set out on a long journey to a distant land.  On his first night away from […]
November 20, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 22, 2019

The story is told of a young boy who was late coming home from his friend’s house. When he got home his mother asked him where […]
November 13, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 15, 2019

It’s Wednesday night as I write these words.  But tonight I wonder if I can effectively convey some of what has taken place so far this […]
November 7, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 8, 2019

When we attend a Bris, we are witnessing and affirming the Covenant first established between Abraham and God.  That Covenant (Bris or Brit in Hebrew), and […]
October 29, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, November 1, 2019

It’s a great fable.   According to the Torah,the generations after Noah lived peacefully for many years.  They spoke the same language and they understood each other […]
October 23, 2019

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, October 25, 2019

In my office I have a picture of me at my Bar Mitzvah. I’m dressed in a suit with a fresh haircut. I have a smile on my […]
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