Read Our Rabbis' Weekly Messages

August 12, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, August 7, 2020

July 30, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 31, 2020

And You Shall Love(Deuteronomy 6:5) This past week was Tisha b’Av, the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av, a day of mourning. According to the […]
July 23, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 24, 2020

These are the words אלה הדברים (Devarim/Deuteronomy 1.1) Imagine for a moment, you have been told you have only a short time left to live. After […]
July 16, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 17, 2020

סדר עדיפותSeder Adifut Re-Ordering PrioritiesThis week we conclude the Book of Numbers. It seems apt. My family and I have been counting down the days of quarantine […]
July 9, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 10, 2020

(a broken peace; The Torah’s letter broken into pieces.) Numbers 25:12 This week’s Torah portion, Pinchas, is an amazing example of the Torah commenting upon itself; […]
July 6, 2020

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 3, 2020

Gilui Anayim (Uncovered eyes)“The words of one..who sees..with uncovered eyes.” Numbers 24:4 Dear Friends, On Wednesday July 1st, my family and I arrived in Bedford. After […]
June 25, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, June 26, 2020

Dear Friends, So many times have I been asked: “Why did you become a rabbi?” I chose the rabbinate out of love for our Jewish heritage, and […]
June 17, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, June 19, 2020

Dear Friends, Tonight, as we commemorate Pride Shabbat, I think of the good,decent, and loving men and women for whom this month of June has great […]
June 10, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, June 12, 2020

Dear Friends, We Jews who have known so much persecution throughout history: We can surely identify with Black America and the struggle for justice and equality. So it […]
June 4, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, June 5, 2020

Dear Friends, Like all of you, I felt outrage when I first saw that brutal scene of George Floyd on the ground with an officer’s knee […]
May 28, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Friends, Today is the festival of Shavuot, commemorating our receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai some 3,000 years ago.  And even as so much has […]
May 21, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, May 22, 2020

Dear Friends, While it is not possible to touch or weigh the human soul, it isa real part of us as any part of our bodies. […]
May 14, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, May 15, 2020

Dear Friends, This pandemic has caused us to focus a lot on the things that we are living without. No going to restaurants, no movies, no […]
May 5, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Memory has a central place in our Jewish heritage. The Torah commands us to “remember Amalek” who viciously attacked the Israelites soon after they had […]
April 29, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, May 1, 2020

Dear Friends, Some have said that we are living through a historic event of so-called “biblical proportions.” Yes, it is as a plague that precludes our being […]
April 22, 2020

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

Dear Friends, This Wednesday Israel will commemorate its 72nd Independence Day. Not only for the people of Israel is it a day of great celebration and introspection. And […]
April 15, 2020

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

Dear Friends, The Torah speaks this week about dietary laws: those animals that are regarded as clean and acceptable for eating, and those that are regarded […]
April 7, 2020

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

Dear Friends, Often overlooked in the Passover story is the heroism of two Israelite women. We are told that the Pharaoh decreed that all Israelite male children […]
April 1, 2020

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

Dear Friends, This is going to be a very different kind of Passover. For many of us, because of the coronavirus, we will not be physically with […]
March 25, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus and a Familiar Prayer There is a prayer that we recite near the end of every service that is known as the Aleynu. The […]
March 18, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, March 20, 2020

We’re told that as the plague of darkness fell upon ancient Egypt, that it was a special kind of darkness. It was a darkness not of […]
March 11, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, March 13, 2020

The coronavirus has reminded us of our limited power against forces greater than our own. Secure as we might feel on any given day, the reality is […]
March 3, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, March 6, 2020

The Coronavirus causes us all to feel a little bit vulnerable as we think and wonder: “How long will it last?” and “How far will it […]
February 26, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message – Friday, February 28, 2020

Rabbi Greenberg’s Message The World Zionist Organization is the largest umbrella organization within Jewish life. Its purpose is to support Jewish life in Israel and throughout the […]
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 […]
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