Author Archives: Rabbi Adam Chalom

Shabbat Alone and Together

Jewish tradition says, “do not separate yourself from the community,” but it also says, “choose life!” Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Values Voting

This post first appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in February/March 2020 Ready or not, here comes another national campaign year. Primaries, debates, rallies, fundraising appeals, op-eds and Facebook posts. And finally, long after we have had enough, a chance … Continue reading

Posted in Humanism, Kol Hadash Shofar | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Old Challeges Anew – The Reality of Mortality (Yom Kippur Memorial 5780)

Just because we have been saying goodbye for thousands of years does not mean it has gotten easier. Continue reading

Posted in Funerals, High Holidays | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Old Challenges Anew – What Can We Do (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Don’t do nothing just because you can’t do everything! Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Old Challenges Anew – Jewish Future (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Is the kiddush cup half-empty and draining, or half-full and rising? Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Old Challenges Anew – Political Civil War (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019

We are heirs of this experiment in holy disagreement; I hope we have learned its lessons well. Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Old Challenges Anew – Antisemitism (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019)

A rising tide of bigotry lifts all hatreds. Beware of simple answers. Continue reading

Posted in High Holidays | Tagged , , | 2 Comments