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Rabbi’s Blog

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-grappling-with-gun-violence In this week's episode of the Religious Round Table, Rev. Brent Damrow and Rabbi Neil Hirsch talk about this past week's events in Poway, CA, and our own Berkshire community response. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted each week by different local clergy...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-talking-books-for-spring-2019 On the latest episode of the Religious Round Table, Rabbis Neil Hirsch and Jodie Gordon talk about one of their favorite pastimes -- sitting down with that great book. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted each week by different local clergy and faith...

Parashat Sh’mini 5779 Delivered March 29, 2019 Pop-quiz: You sit down to write out your daily to-do list. You reach for a pen, only to find that it isn’t working. It’s dried out. Do you then, (A) throw the pen away without any hesitation? ...

Parashat Tzav 5779, Delivered March 22, 2019 This week, we celebrated the holiday of Purim. And as we do each year, when examining the different characters, we try to cast them in contemporary garb. Some dress Vashti in a white pantsuit. Some cast Mordechai as Hamilton....

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/religious-round-table-judaism-yoga On this week's Religious Round Table, Rabbi Neil Hirsch talks with Rabbis Liz Hirsch and Yael Rooks-Rapport about the connections between Judaism and Yoga. The Religious Round Table airs every week on WSBS. The show is hosted each week by different local clergy and faith leaders, and is organized...

Just one week ago I was celebrating Shabbat in Jerusalem, with our pre-confirmation family trip. It was really a magnificent Shabbat. The weather was clear and mild--- the last tinges of pink were on the Jerusalem sky; the air was just warm enough to make...

Rabbi Jodie Gordon Yitro || January 25, 2019 In a few weeks, I’ll be traveling to Israel with our pre-confirmation students, and have been doing some preparation, thinking, and reading of my own to get ready.  I was reminded this week of one of my favorite quotes, attributed...

Parashat Ki Tissa 5779 Al Vorspan has been described as gadol ha-dor, a giant of his generation, for his courageousness, for his unflagging optimism, for his indomitable spirit. He was called a modern day prophet because of his moral clarity, his willingness to say what was...

On the Religious Round Table this week, Rabbi Hirsch talks with the Rev. Liz Rogers Goodman, of the Monterey UCC, and Sheela Clary, author, about the legalization of recreational marijuana, and its effects on our community. This was a fun and fascinating conversation. Be sure...