Read here Rabbi’s texts on different subjects, where he continues to express his ideas based on the vastness of both our antique and contemporary sources.
Feb 1, 2023
What Makes a Holiday Important?
“They are four days in the year that serve as the New Year, each for a different purpose: On the first of Nisan is the New Year for kings; it is from this date that the years of a king’s rule are counted.”
Jan 1, 2023
As I write this, some days ago Argentina became the world champion for the third time in the history of the World Cup of Football (soccer, for some).
Nov 30, 2022
We have known one another for more than a year now and I have never told you who I am or why I decided to be a Rabbi.
I grew up in the Bet El Community of Buenos Aires, Argentina. My family was not religious, but traditionalist. We went to Temple sometimes and gathered for the holidays; we paid our annual fee to attend Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur tefilot (services).
Oct 31, 2022
Is Judaism "Abortionist?"
Is Judaism "abortionist?"
A question that may bother many. A sensitive issue that divides societies and, in American society, it seems to have suffered a setback.
Sep 29, 2022
The Search for a Positive Vidui
When I was a child I was lucky enough to learn Hebrew and Judaism in a way that I only understood when I became an adult. The Hebrew Language was so effective and imperceptible it was getting through the pores of my skin and reached my bones.
Aug 31, 2022
Yaakov—A Role Model for Yamim Norayim
We are going through the month of Elul and obviously we find ourselves again after a year in the same place of scrutinizing our interior, our actions during the past year, and we return to prepare ourselves to face the divine court for the burden of our actions. The good and bad, both that are tipping the balance.
Jun 30, 2022
Seven Values of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement
In our Temple affiliation, we rarely find ourselves faced with the situation of choosing which Movement within Judaism we identify with. Normally, we go to the synagogue where our parents attended or we pick the one we feel our children will be most comfortable in because more children or school friends already belong to it.
Jan 31, 2022
Seven Tenets for a Better World from the Torah
We have a world already prepared to prolong the useful life of each person and the average life expectancy. Life expectancy is growing at unimaginable rates in a world in which we are probably not prepared to sustain an average 120-year-old humanity as an auguram in the near future.
Dec 30, 2021
Reconciliation, an Ethical Encounter with our Fellow Human
In our tradition, in the Torah, we have a variety of stories of anger, reconciliation, encounters and disagreements.
Sep 20, 2021
A Sukkot of a Heartfelt Thanksgiving
First of all, I want to thank you ALL. It was really wonderful for me to feel how each and every one of you has received me in the community. I would have to mention a lot of people, but I choose to thank Rabbi Gerstein and Aliza, Mundy and Stan, Julie, Mark, Elliott, Cantor Socolof, Cantor Fader and especially Marsha. They have made my reception in Utica and the community really warm. With the collaboration and presence of all of you, we achieved significant and beautiful Yamim Noraim, which made us start a promising new year.