Massei: The Journals of the Journeys

Massei: The Journals of the Journeys

Parashat Massei: The Journal of the Journeys Rabbi Ron Isaacs In 1960 I spent the summer at Camp Ramah in Canada. Advertised as a Hebrew-speaking camp, it was my first summer away from home. I decided to document my 8-week summer by keeping a diary which I still have...
Ted Lasso’s Lech Lecha Moments

Ted Lasso’s Lech Lecha Moments

The second season of Ted Lasso, Apple TV’s award-winning TV show, finished last week, and I’m left with so many questions about what’s going to happen next season! If you haven’t been watching, Ted Lasso (played by Jason Sudeikis) is a mediocre college football coach...
Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter

Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter

Lech Lecha: The Journey of The Next Chapter by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin Temple Israel, West Palm Beach, FL Last year, I attended a retirement seminar. I asked the following question, “How do you know how much money you will need for retirement?” The presenter asked me:...
A Change of Scenery Changes Us

A Change of Scenery Changes Us

This week we read the third portion in the book of Bereshit, Genesis, Lech L’cha, from the first sentence. Lech L’cha means, “go, go forth, go for–or to–yourself.” As Freud is famous for saying, “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” and while from a...

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