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Finding Pandemic Parallels in the Parsha

This past Wednesday evening, in less than an hour, the President announced a cessation of all travel from Europe, the NBA canceled its season, and Tom Hanks, yes, Tom Hanks, was diagnosed with this fast-spreading disease. My wife, Lauren, quoting a comedian she had just read, commented, “What a year this hour has been!” We laughed, and then we looked at each other, realizing that, for the first time in a long time, we were both truly afraid.Read More  ➔


Coping with Coronavirus - A Letter to Our Community

Dear WHC Family, I hope you are safe and well and are honoring the recommendations to stay home. I’ve been at Washington Hebrew for 34 years. In that time, we have lived through 9/11, the sniper attacks, anthrax threats, and more, but we kept our doors open. Read More  ➔


Why I Am a Candidate on the ARZA Slate

Like many American Jews in recent years, I often find myself struggling with the policies and decisions of the Israeli government, wincing at comments made by Israeli ministers and leaders who align with the country’s ultra-Orthodox, right-wing factions. These actions and words are objectionable because they ignore and discredit the fundamental Jewish values we are taught: justice, equality, humility, and embracing the stranger. But as American Jews, is there anything we can do about this?Read More  ➔