Author of "Embracing Auschwitz" and "Mensch•Marks: Life Lessons of a Human Rabbi - Wisdom for Untethered Times." Winner of the Rockower Award, the highest honor in Jewish journalism and 2019 Religion News Association Award for Excellence in Commentary. Musings of a rabbi, journalist, father, husband, poodle-owner, Red Sox fan and self-proclaimed mensch, taken from essays, columns, sermons and thin air. Writes regularly in the New York Jewish Week and Times of Israel.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Concern for Paul Pelosi, disdain for his antisemitic attacker and an essay to share
In This Moment
Of all my High Holidays sermons delivered this year, my plea to my thousands of Gen Z and Millennial students has resonated the most, especially given the increased concern about antisemitism - culminating in the Kanye controversy and this past weekend's shameful attack on Paul Pelosi by another member of the same hate cult. We pray for his full recovery. The attacker's social media posts contain the same virulent antisemitic conspiracy theories that have become all too familiar. I have adapted that sermon for my Substack feed. Please share the essay with those who may benefit. And I invite you to subscribe to my Substack newsletter.
And may we find the strength and courage to transcend these troubled times.