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Radical Love, Rosh HaShanah Day 2

Michael Davidson Much of what I am going to say was captured long ago by a sage of the Ewe people of Ghana. When night or day approach, do we know what is going to happen to us on either…

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Radical Love, Rosh Hashanah Talk 2018

Donna Katzin Seventeen years ago today – 9-11-2001 – I wake up at 6:30 a.m. in Tucson to participate in a socially responsible investment conference.  As I get dressed, I turn on the TV, and see the image of a…

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Malchuyot (Kingship) 2017

Written and presented by Lester Shane There is a moment in the theatre that always thrills me. The house lights go down. It is completely dark and absolutely silent. It is a moment of infinite possibility. Then the curtain goes…

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Rosh Hashanah: 2nd Day Talk

Rabbi Steve Gutow I was honored when Lauren asked me to give one of the three talks today—talks I have enjoyed greatly over the years given by others on Day 2. Part of the enjoyment was the fact that many…

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SAJ Rosh Hashanah Thoughts

Claire Ullman I don’t mean to brag, but I now have my own personal shofar. It lives inside my head. It took up residence inside me at the time of the presidential election. The actual shofar of the high holiday…

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Hattan Torah Speech: Dan’s Crazy Judaism

Dan Woods, November 11, 2018 The title of this talk is “Dan’s Crazy Judaism.” My goal is to explain how my journey to greater participation and engagement in Judaism has progressed. In short, I simply want to tell you what…

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Radical Love

Seventeen years ago today – 9-11-2001 – I wake up at 6:30 a.m. in Tuscon to participate in a socially responsible investment conference.  As I get dressed, I turn on the TV, and see the image of a plane crashing…

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Shofarot Reflection

Myra Zuckerbraun, 2018 We greet each other with wishes for a sweet year and hope for health and continuing in the book of life- perhaps masking the anxiety of the real work of our days of awe. The shofar sound…

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