This week, I joined rabbinic colleagues in a meeting with two members of Knesset to discuss the relationship between Israel and North American Jews. MKs Dr. Anat Berko and Yoel Hasson visited...Read More
Rabbi Strauchler's Blog
Hillel Ontario and Hasbara Fellowships partnered with Shaarei Shomayim for a panel discussion on Jewish life on campus, last Shabbat afternoon. We heard from four students and two community...Read More
Sukkot is zman simchatenu...Read More
HEADS TO TAILS AND BECOMING THE CAUSE
I was working late in my office last month. A member of the shul staff came in to clean my office. He was new to the job, and he didn’t know the word, “Rabbi.” As he opened the door, he was startled to see me. As he quickly exited, he said, “Sorry...Read More
FORGIVE: STOP LETTING ANGER AND FEELINGS OF BEING WRONGED OCCUPY YOUR HEART
Did you hear the news about a mysterious sonic attack on US and Canadian diplomats stationed in Cuba. Experts believe sophisticated low frequency devices were deployed either inside or outside the diplomats'...Read More
STRUGGLE, BUT ALLOW GOD TO STRUGGLE AT YOUR SIDE.
In two hours, you will have just eaten. You will be scrolling through your phone thinking about what you missed these 25 hours. Yom Kippur will be quickly vanishing in your rear-view mirror. You will certainly have forgotten anything that...Read More
On Rosh Hashana, we affirm our commitment to life. We speak of the world’s rebirth, and we pray on its behalf. We bless everyone and everything with goodness. Shana Tova.
A simple question: Doesn’t this sentiment seem trite? What is the counter-position against which we argue?