Friday, April 15, 2011

Schedule for Shabbat HaGadol and Passover

I'd love to see you at one of these services!

Friday, April 15th, 7:00 pm - Shabbat Evening Services
Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 am - Shabbat Morning Services

Monday, April 18th, 6:00 pm - Colby Seder (RSVP required)
Tuesday, April 19th, 9:30 am - Passover morning services.
Tuesday, April 19th, 6:00 pm - Beth Israel Congregation Seder (RSVP required)

As always, if you'd like to make a personal appointment, email me at risaacs@colby.edu

Shabbat Shalom and Hag Kasher v'Sameach (A peaceful Shabbat and a Kosher and Happy Passover)

Friday, April 8, 2011

An Orthodox Jew Leads Toledo to a Women's National Basketball Title


Check out this awesome story!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Free Jewish Children Books!


Often parents do not know the best way to impart Jewish identity and values to their young children. The PJ Library provides free Jewish children books to families who are looking for this kind of guidance.

If you would like to register for this program, click here:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Access Texts! Priesthood, Privilege, and Piety

My text study this past Saturday morning focused on a commentary by the Kli Yakar about why it was the priests who cured tzara'at, a skin affliction that the tradition claims is caused by various types of sins. I believe that we can all learn a great deal from from his insightful analysis, and focus on the attributes of humility, tact, and contentedness when we pursue positions of leadership.

The Truth about the Goldstone Report

Judge Richard Goldstone who is famous for releasing a report accusing the Israelis of premeditated war crimes in the last Gaza war, has just publicly retracted his report. He asserts that his accusations were wrong and that he was used by the UN Council on Human Rights in order to perpetuate unsubstantiated anti-Israel bias. You can read his retraction in the Washington Post here.

Ambassador Michael Oren responds to this news: