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03/17/2022 05:00:00 PM

Mar17

Rabbi Josh Whinston

While the whackiest holiday we have, Purim is also about a grave issue—saving the Jewish people. We may not be under threat from Haman (boo) today, but Jewish community and minor-holiday celebrations can sometimes struggle.

This week we did something fantastic together. We gathered a diverse group of Jews together to celebrate Purim. We started Sunday afternoon, a day I thought would completely fail when I saw the weather...Read more...

02/24/2022 05:00:00 PM

Feb24

Rabbi Josh Whinston

I’ve been thinking about the word “feeling” lately. I love that we use feeling or feel for both internal emotions and physical sensations. So often, we separate our inner state from the externality of our worlds, but the truth is worlds always play off each other. Things that we physically feel can impact us emotionally and vice versa. Maybe feelings are the only things that get us moving in this life. Over and over again, in this...Read more...

02/17/2022 08:00:00 PM

Feb17

Rabbi Josh Whinston

When Sarah and I went on our honeymoon to Italy some years ago, there were many places I wanted to visit, but I knew I had to see Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses at the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. If you are unfamiliar with the statue, I encourage you to google Michelangelo’s Moses and see for yourself what makes the sculpture so famous. You’ll notice when seeing it that Moses has two horns atop his head. The horns come...Read more...

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Sh'vat 5783