Responding to Anti-Semitism

Responding to Anti-Semitism By Rabbi David Zaslow Anti-Semitism, like all prejudices, is an equal opportunity yetzer ha-ra, “ evil inclination.” Today it afflicts people on the far left…

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Peak Experiences

Peak Experiences by Rabbi David Zaslow Just as there are certain times in our lives when we have peak experiences, so there are certain times of the year…

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Hatikvah: Singin’ the Hope

Israel: Hatikvah – Singin’ the Hope by Rabbi David Zaslow Dedicated to the holy work of Evan J. Krame At the Reb Zalman Shabbaton on May 4, 2014…

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Max and Mutte: A Poem

  Max and Mutte by Rabbi David Zaslow In 1958 I was about to meet Max and Mutte. My mother told me, “If you see numbers on their…

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Passover: Our Festival of Leaping

Passover: Our Festival of Leaping by Rabbi David Zaslow The Jewish Exodus story was used as a template for the first Europeans who came to America in search…

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Pentecost: A Poem

Pentecost: A Poem by Rabbi David Zaslow Passover and Easter: two moon linked sisters who long ago stopped speaking to one another: linked to the fullness in our…

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In the Groove

In the Groove by Rabbi David Zaslow To be in the groove means that the needle rests in total stillness while the record around it spins. The turntable…

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Light Within Darkness: Hanukkah and Christmas – An Interfaith View

by Rabbi David Zaslow adapted from the book “Jesus: First-Century Rabbi”   Hanukkah and Christmas are two wondrous winter holidays that celebrate the light of God. The spiritual…

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Breakthrough and Interiorization

by Rabbi David Zaslow In poetry, when an innovation in the use of metaphor or rhythm is first discovered, it is called the breakthrough. After a breakthrough there…

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Four Holidays, Four Levels of Consciousness

By Rabbi David Zaslow Each of the four holy days in our High Holiday season goes deeper and deeper, higher and higher into the hidden realms of the…

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