Elul is the month in the Jewish year when we prepare for the High Holy Days by taking stock of our lives. Rabbi John Rosove posted this list on his blog and it’s so good, I want to share it with you.
Time is passing – it’s less than a month to Rosh Hashanah! This year it begins at sundown on Sept 20. How are you preparing for the Days of Awe?
We Jews and all peoples of faith and moral purpose need to put one foot in front of the other and not get lost, to perform deeds of loving-kindness constantly, to pursue justice and peace unrelentingly, to be agents of hope always, and to be an “or la-goyim – a light unto the nations.” – Rabbi John Rosove
Regular readers know that periodically I repost entries from Rabbi John Rosove’s blog. He’s one of the rabbis I read regularly and trust. This sermon for Temple Israel of Hollywood spoke straight to my heart.
I hope that it gives you the comfort that it gave me.
L’shalom, Rabbi Ruth Adar
Rabbi John Rosove is a distinguished rabbi in Southern California. While I do not have the pleasure of knowing him personally, I am a longtime reader of his blog and I regard him as a senior rabbi from whom I learn, all the time. This week he posted this piece about anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. It is so well-written, so clear that I know I cannot possibly explain the issues any better, so I’d like to share it with you.
Rabbi Ruth Adar
This past week I heard a young UCLA alumna say on a radio talk-show (KPFK FM) that it is not anti-Semitism when she said that the State of Israel has no right to exist. The program was addressing the run-up to the upcoming decision of the UC Board of Regents related to the debate on […]
via An Open Letter to a UCLA Alumna who confused anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism — Rabbi John Rosove’s Blog