Friday Night October 29th the Chizuk Amuno Sanctuary’s walls will release its memories and sing in harmony melodies that have been sung by previous Hazzanim, choirs, grandparents, great-grandparents and even great-great-grandparents. A recent article (September 8, 2010) in the New York Times states, ” The Jews tend to have a deep appreciation, for example, for Continue Reading »
God asks Abraham where he is? In Calling out to him, God wants to know, “Abraham – where are you?” Abraham responds quickly and firmly, “vayomer hineni” – and he said, “Here I am.” Initially it seems to be a simple answer to a simple question. God Asks: “Where are you?” and Abraham says, “Here Continue Reading »
Community, community, community. That’s what we talk about these days. It’s right that we should talk about community as we prepare to gather in the largest numbers of the year. As we try to “craft” a tefillah experience that is meaningful for all of us in the Krieger Auditorium, I am wrestling with the two Continue Reading »
Chizuk Amuno Congregation is so fortunate to have so many talented vocalists chanting our holy prayers with “musical precision” in the Chizuk Amuno Choir throughout the year. Caitlin Vincent Caitlin loves to reminisce about her family experiences. One of Caitlin’s favorite Jewish recollections is preparing Passover supper with her mother, specifically learning the technique for Continue Reading »
We have become a culture of imposed sound bites and trivializing commercials. Word choices especially adjectives can be misleading and misrepresent the reality of the topic. When a friend or acquaintance loses a lot of weight we wonder to ourselves whether the dramatic loss was voluntary or due to has v’halilah health reasons. After a Continue Reading »
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak overwhelmed by the suffering of the Jewish people stands before the Almighty on the “Holiest of Days” and calls God to stand on trial. Levi Yitzhak asks the question “what does HaShem want from His people?” Last night during dinner with Leo Bretholz, the author of Leap Into Darkness, my wife Janice Continue Reading »
With the Help and Guidance of HaShem, along with the inspired words of our Rabbis’ Shulman and Wechsler; may this coming Rosh Hashanna bring peace in Israel and the world… May the 140th anniversary of our beloved congregation be one of raptured celebration and greater accomplishment. Hazzan Emanuel C Perlman singing Numi Perach Numi.
My favorite blog of all time is not a blog. Actually it was a blog before there was such a thing as a blog, or even such a thing as the web. It is Anna Quindlen’s Living in the 30’s column that appeared in the New York Times in the 1980s and then was collected Continue Reading »