Rabbi’s Commentary


A Country with a Big Heart

The Fellowship  |  January 29, 2019
While the world so often focuses on Israel's faults — be they real or imagined — the true heritage of the Jewish state and her people is one of peace, freedom, and helping those in need.

We Remember, We Act

The Fellowship  |  January 23, 2019
As we remember the terrible legacy of the Holocaust, we act to create a legacy of hope that provides Holocaust survivors in Israel and the former Soviet Union with a measure of peace and comfort in their twilight years.
Photo of Martin Luther King from behind giving his famous I Have A Dream speech

Creating a Just World

The Fellowship  |  January 17, 2019
As the U.S. observes Martin Luther King Day, let us remember that, as Jews and Christians, we must reject hatred, speak out against injustice, and be united by the shared tenets of our faiths.

Wise Ears and Understanding Hearts

The Fellowship  |  January 9, 2019
In the noisy and politically charged world we find ourselves in today, let us remember that works of man rise and fall, but that true freedom is found in trusting in God. Only then will we truly understand what it means to "live in safety and be at ease."

New Every Morning

The Fellowship  |  January 2, 2019
A new year is a time of both uncertainty and promise. My friends, let us focus today on that promise, on the blessings that will come our way and the good we can do for others ...

Finding Our Way in the Wilderness

The Fellowship  |  December 12, 2018
As I reflect on this extraordinary year — one of challenges and opportunities, of conflict and reconciliation, of tragedy and blessed miracles — I want to thank you for supporting The Fellowship's work, done in partnership with the God we serve, that continues to be a source of hope for so many.

No Weapon Forged Against You Will Prevail

The Fellowship  |  December 5, 2018
This week has reminded us of the painful fact that Israel faces enemies on all sides. But the IDF's current campaign, Operation Northern Shield, reminds me of the eternal biblical promise: Israel and the men and women who fight to defend her have on their side the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Lighting Candles in the Darkness

The Fellowship  |  November 28, 2018
Hanukkah is an inspiring story of God's protection and provision, which Jewish people commemorate by lighting menorahs. And as I light the candles this Hanukkah I will give thanks for your support of...

Give Thanks to Him and Praise His Name

The Fellowship  |  November 20, 2018
When we cultivate thankfulness by cultivating gratitude toward God, the One Who made us and sustains us, that gratitude — for the smallest blessings, as well as the largest — will follow us throughout our lives.

We Do Not Stand Alone

The Fellowship  |  November 12, 2018
Today Israel faced the familiar, unwelcomed news: Rockets fired from Gaza. Code red sirens sounding — some as far away as the Dead Sea and Hebron. Classes canceled. Multiple Israelis injured. As Hamas terrorists unleash their latest attack on Israel, while threatening to fire rockets on Jerusalem, I am encouraged by your faithful support and prayers for Israel and her people.

Praying for the Saturday and Sunday People

The Fellowship  |  November 7, 2018
The attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 Jews and another that killed seven Christians in Egypt this week remind us of the importance of The Fellowship's work providing protection, security, and aid to Christians and Jews alike around the world.

Hope in the Face of Unspeakable Evil

The Fellowship  |  October 30, 2018
I write from a deeply broken heart, grieving over the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. But my message to you today is not only a message of heartbreak – it is a message of hope.

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