Saturday, April 23, 2016

My visit to the reform congregation in Gedera, Israel
I have published this drash on Passover that was published on Friday by the World Union of Progressive Judaism. It goes out to reform congregations all over the world. I hope you find it interesting as I retell my experience spending shabbat with the reform congregation in Gedera, Israel. I hope all my Jewish friends had a great Passover.
All the best
Rabbi Brad Bloom

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Blog Post from Rabbi Bloom: The Righteous Among the Nations

While Passover is almost here I am writing about the connection between the lessons of the Passover experience and the forthcoming Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. My focus is on the the importance of acknowledging the role and contribution that Righteous Gentiles played during the war years in saving Jewish lives.  Our congregation's theme this year is about the Righteous Among the Nations which the state of Israel established to honor those risked there lives to save Jewish lives. Tell me what you think?
Have a joyous and happy Passover.
Rabbi Bloom