How Did Noah Get Kangaroos on the Ark?

How did Noah get kangaroos for the ark?  If you haven't heard this question you have heard some question like it.  The logic goes as follows:The Bible says that Noah took two of every animal onto the ark.The Ark was in Mesopotamia.The Kangaroos were in Australia.There is no bridge from Mesopotamia to Australia.Ergo the Kangaroos [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|

Repent, You Sinners! Shabbat Shuva 5776

Shabbat Shuva is the week that Rabbis around the world give long stirring sermons in an effort to inspire their congregations to repent.but how long do these sermons have to be?  Shouldn't we just be able to say, "repent!"  and call it a day. You know who you are, and you know which sins I [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|

Trump v Sanders 2016: Korach and the Wisdom of Crowds

How did Korach manage to convince people to join his rebellion?If you look carefully at the parshah, you will find that there is only a single quotation attributed to Korach.  He says to Moshe,"You have taken too much!  The entire congregation is Holy and God is within them.  So why have you elevated yourselves over [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|

We Remember the Diet Cokes that they Served us in Egypt

There are times that the media news cycle throws out a story that is so apropos to the weekly parshah that as a Rabbi it is hard to ignore. This past week a professional female Muslim advocate in the United States was flying on United Airlines from Chicago to DC, and she ordered a Diet [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|