Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Shout Out for Ecumenicism Today.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article185539493.html

This is a column I just published in the newspaper regarding the recent ecumenical event between ST. Frances by the Sea Catholic Church and Congregation Beth Yam with Professor Michael Cook as our Scholar in Residence. We shall not forget the events and the camaraderie that pervaded the work of both committees from our respective congregations. This column advocates why ecumenical
activities are critical these days given the state of our politics and how if feels were are becoming more tribal in so many dimensions of our culture. Take a read and let me know what you think.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rabbi Bloom

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Shootings in Texas: Resist the New Normal

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article183160356.html


What does one say after these horrific murders?
All I can tell you is that this column deals with the resistance against the feeling that these are the new normal in America.
What do you think?
Best
Rabbi Bloom

When life feels overwhelming.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article182974371.html

I wrote this most recent column as a response to a lot of folks I knew who just feel like they are burned out on all the responsibilities they have in life. Take a read and tell me what you think.
All the best
Rabbi Brad Bloom

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment and Religious Teachings:What are we supposed to do?

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article179277026.html

I wrote this piece in my newspaper column after having read too many articles about Harvey Weinstein and the hoopla surrounding his sexual exploits and alleged sexual harassment of women over the decades.
What is your reaction to this column?
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Brad Bloom

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Internet: A blessing and a curse.

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article176071661.html

I believe that the internet is a blessing and can be a curse depending on how we use it. The amount of anti-semitism spewing out of the internet is mind boggling. So much hatred. Take a look at this piece and tell me what you think.
Thanks
Rabbi Bloom
 Don't forget to click the link! Save the column and click the link!

Las Vegas shootings: Finding hope in the Scriptures

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article176900251.html

I hope you read this piece. Click it on and pay tribute to the clicking gods of journalism who determine who shall write and who shall not!
Seriously this column is about Las Vegas and the unfathomable tragedy. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think.
Shalom,
Rabbi Bloom

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

http://www.islandpacket.com/living/religion/faith-in-action/article174083036.html

Here is my follow up column after Hurricane Irma. I have given the idea of proper prayer in the face of this and other Hurricanes I have experienced. Maybe you can relate to the same issues I faced during my evacuation. There is a lot to be appreciative of and I also believe we have to be careful of what we pray for and especially when others are also suffering.
 Also Please forgive me but I must remind you that that it is critical that you click on the article because every click means to the higher ups that people do care about this column. So share the article and remind folks to click it.
Remember the ancient adage, "Click and you shall enjoy the fruits of the righteous." Just kidding.
Happy New  Year
Rabbi Bloom