In Praise of Failure

In Praise of Failure Edwin Goldberg I’m told that in the islands of the South Seas there are certain fruits which cannot be eaten and there are some places which cannot be approached. Serious harm will come to anyone who violates these prohibitions, which are called taboos. Perhaps we believe that taboos exist only on these distant islands, but actually …

The Tikkun Middot Project for Iyar: Emunah, Trustwortiness

While Emunah is usually translated as faith, in this session we focus on its related meaning – Trustworthiness. Emunah shares a Hebrew root with Oman, an artisan — someone who can be trusted or relied upon to produce a quality product. Emunah is that quality of reliability that we engender in others through our sustained honesty and consideration. A person or institution that acts with Emunah/trustworthiness is one in which you can have faith.

Temple Sholom President’s Yom Kippur Sermon

“First, I want to thank you. This is the second and last of my two years of the honor and joy it is to be our president.” Read more from Craig’s Sermon delivered on Yom Kippur.