I wrote the following lament in response to the tragic shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27th. The shockwaves of the attack will continue to be felt throughout the Jewish community, and as a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, the city holds a very dear place in my heart.
FROM STUCK TO HOPEFUL AT THE RED SEA
I wrote the iyyun below for a shacharit service for the HUC Board of Governors in June of 2018. This piece was delivered before the singing of Mi Chamocha and speaks to finding the strength to move forward in a time of feeling stuck.
SHABBAT ZACHOR NEWSLETTER
The following piece is a newsletter article I wrote while serving as the student rabbi for Beth Yehuda Synagogue in Lock Haven, PA. I wrote about the upside down world of Purim, and the surprising ways our heroes and villains overlap.