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Posted on February 2, 2011

The Most Important Part of the Body

At a birthday party this past week, another parent was helping his kid and said something along the lines of, “The most important part of your body is …” and was waiting for someone to say brain. He’s a neurologist so that would likely have been the most obvious answer. But before he could finish Continue Reading »

Posted on January 7, 2011

A Night at the Museum

Full confession – I am not an artist. I don’t even play one on TV. It’s true I enjoy taking art classes (a shout out to my sixth grade art buddies at KSDS and our teacher Brina Pintzuk who will also be exhibiting in the show) but at home I mostly tinker with crafts -making Continue Reading »

Posted on December 23, 2010

The Israel of Our Dreams

Ein li eretz acheret gam im admati boeret. “I have no other country even if my land is aflame.” This Israeli song has been in my head and on my lips for the past two weeks. The images of the Carmel mountain range aflame brought back to mind this anthem from the 1980’s with its Continue Reading »

Posted on December 10, 2010

Conservative Judaism at Work

On February 20, 2008, a letter arrived in the mail from Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, president of the Rabbinical Assembly, stating that the Hazzan of Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland was appointed to the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards. The deliberations have been joyously reminiscent of my early years studying in yeshiva. Continue Reading »

Posted on November 10, 2010

Jewish “Angels” Sing at the Basilica

A Disclaimer: On Novemeber 21 the Ravens have an away game at 1:00 p.m. that you can record. An Invitation: On November 21st the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir and Hazzan will participate in a rare historic Baltimore community event at 2:00 p.m. that you can plan to be part of…. The angelic voices of our Continue Reading »

Posted on November 4, 2010

Yitzhak Rabin z”l November 4, 1995

Fifteen years. Is it possible that fifteen years have passed since Yizthak Rabin was killed at a Tel Aviv peace rally? Fifteen years since that Saturday night when the prince of peace was killed with the words to Shir L’Shalom, The Song for Peace, bloodied and pierced with a bullet hole still in his pocket. Continue Reading »

Posted on October 27, 2010

Why Did God Put the Tags in Back?

God has been a frequent topic of conversation in our house. It started a few weeks ago when my almost five year old daughter pointed to my head and said, “What’s that?” “That’s my hair.” I replied. “No that, next to your head.” I explained that it was the place where your hair comes out Continue Reading »

Posted on October 22, 2010

“If These Walls Could Sing”

On Friday, October 29, 2010, from 7;30-8:30 p.m, our Congregation will become time travelers. We will recreate Jules Verne’s “Time Machine” and transport everyone back into time to relive majestic and captivating melodies. This is a rare and unique opportunity, to sit row by row, family by family, and vividly experience what our grandparents and Continue Reading »

Posted on October 13, 2010

Freeing the Captive

Like many of you, I have been captivated by the story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground since August 5. I spoke about them on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (you can find it in the sermons section of this website) as an example of living as though your present reality is not the Continue Reading »

Posted on September 29, 2010

Angels in the Infield

The greatest choir directors in the world, during passionate choral conducting moments of liturgical masterpieces, experience an intense “feeling of oneness” with all of their choir members; their audience for the most part made up of perfect strangers and God in Heaven. We are blessed at Chizuk Amuno to have one of those rare choir Continue Reading »

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