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Rabbi’s Blog

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/r201909 On this week’s Religious Round Table, Rabbi Hirsch talks with Rabbi Diana Fersko about a topic they both love: Aggadah. If this is a new topic to you, take a listen. It’s a whole body of literature that’s rather important to the Jewish story. The...

https://soundcloud.com/rabbi-neil-hirsch/noticing-the-chicken Parashat Ki Tavo 5779 Once, while living in New York City, I found myself on a Shabbat afternoon with absolutely nothing to do. It was one of those picture perfect days, where the city called everyone out of their apartments. Since I had no where to...

The sky this morning is clear and bright just as it was eighteen years ago today. Impossibly, it seems, eighteen years have passed since the morning of September 11, 2001—a morning which changed the world.  So often, we remark on the power of the number eighteen.  Eighteen,...

I have a confession to make.  Despite one very cute photo that suggests otherwise, my kids’ first day of school was mostly a mess. We woke up on Tuesday morning, and like that scene in Home Alone where everyone is running around the house at top...

At first glance, it might be hard to tell what Mother Jones, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Clare Luce and Gene Kelly have in common—a labor activist, a high ranking church official, the first female ambassador, and well- Gene Kelly--- where could the disparate circles of...

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...