Today is May 1, 2017 /

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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Ask the Rabbi

One of my favorite hours of the year comes on Yom Kippur afternoon. We meet in the sanctuary for a question and answer session. Congregants ask about theology, Jewish tradition and customs, current events, and any other pertinent questions they want to ask the rabbi. For some it’s try to stump the rabbi! I have to think “standing on one foot.” The questions are always better than the answers, but I have the most fun.

Though I always try to anticipate the questions, the ones I don’t expect produce the most interesting discussion. In my former congregation we did this most weeks. During the Torah reading we paused to see if anyone had a question about the weekly portion, or another curiosity appropriate to discuss for a few minutes. I wonder if we should try that here at Chizuk Amuno, or even on this blog. I’d be happy to receive your questions. Maybe I’ll answer some of them.

In the meantime, I’d sure like to know what you are going to ask this week! Hope to see you on Yom Kippur afternoon at 4:15 p.m. Have a meaningful fast. G’mar Tov.