Rosh HaShanah Morning Torah Drash

Rabbi Lisa Delson

This moment in the Torah is so heartbreaking, as a parent, as a human. It almost looks like she is giving up.

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Chodesh Av, Shabbat Message from Rabbi Lisa Delson

Nothing about this journey is standing still, it is all about moving forward

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Lisa Delson

Rabbi Lisa Delson

Today is an Independence Day for the former slaves in our country. As Jews, we know how to celebrate emancipation, our entire Passover narrative is about being freed from slavery. Every year, we are supposed to feel as if we were personally freed from bondage and now have the chance for freedom. Had I not been listening, this day would have passed by me. I’m not proud of that fact, but it is the truth.

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From Anger to Action

But what I’m asking us to see on this day of reckoning with our emotions, is that anger moves toward action. When we act that gives us hope that it might change in the future.

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Open-Heartedness by Rabbi Lisa Delson

Living with that heart of stone is a safe. If we don’t like something, we block it, we retreat into our phones, or rant about it on Facebook.

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Finding Jewish Resilience

We shouldn’t be afraid of the difficult. We are built for it.

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