As I drove to work a few weeks ago, I saw that someone had graffitied “King Ye!” on a Metrorail pillar. What once was only in the shadows is now out in the open. I…

Over a year ago, Rabbi Rachel Greengrass and I attended a meeting with officials from the City of Miami Police Department and Homeland Security. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the recent rise…

Recent antisemitic incidents have had the Jewish community on edge. As Vlad Khayakin, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s antisemitism programs, has noted, hostility against the Jewish people tends to gain ground during times of uncertainty,…

Unlike Purim, the Tanach was sealed before the events of Chanukah unfolded in ancient Israel. Thus, since we cannot look to our Holy Scriptures for explicit teaching about this month’s holiday, we are limited to…

In this space each month, we feature the writings of one of the members of our Beth Am Clergy. This month we invite Rabbi Jaime K. Aklepi to share some thoughts with you. You may…

It’s time that every sect of Judaism realizes that we need one another. A message from David Young President, Temple Beth Am [email protected] The High Holy Days are over, and I hope we are all…

While calendars turn to November, the Jewish calendar has entered the month of Mar Cheshvan. I was always taught that the correct name for the month following Tishrei is Cheshvan, and it is a “cute”…

Rav Bar Oz* by Rabbi Jeremy Barras Toward the very end of the permanent exhibit at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, there is a quote from Deuteronomy 25:17 that reads, “Remember what Amalek did to you.”…