Rabbi’s Blog

  • Rabbi’s Torah Study - Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am to 11:30 am, a group of men and women meet in the Library to study with Rabbi Chizner, the many aspects of Torah and the meaning for our lives today. Each meeting starts with reading a specific section of Torah, continuing from the portion read the last time. Lively […]
  • Tu B’Shevat, Holiday of Trees - Dear Temple Judea Families, Happy Tree Day!  Tonight begins Tu B’Shevat! Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of the Jewish month Shevat. It is the New Year for Trees.  Yes, trees have their own ‘New Year’ just as we humans do! Trees and the environment hold a very special place in Jewish law.  There are about […]
  • Rabbi Chizner’s Comment on Paris - “At the heart of the terrorist act that so many people came out to protest in Paris is an important moral dilemma: when to criticize others and when to remain silent.  I wonder, had the Charlie Hebdo editors known beforehand what the consequences of publishing a cartoon mocking the Islamic prophet would be, would they […]
  • Tisha B’av and Israel - Dear Temple Judea families, Tonight, August 4th,  begins the Jewish holiday known as Tisha B’av, the 9th of Av. This holiday is more of a commemoration than a celebration. For on this day, we mourn several tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, including: the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem in the year […]
  • Ask the Rabbi Opportunity - Would you like an “ask the rabbi” opportunity on the Temple Website? I am working with our website committee to add a section for this purpose. All you would need to do is click the section and you will be directed to write an email. I will respond to you personally. In addition, I will […]
  • You’ve heard of Turducken - You’ve heard of Turducken, which is a deboned Turkey stuffed with a deboned duck, which is stuffed with a deboned chicken.  This year, on Thanksgiving, which is also the first day of Chanukah, we have the opportunity to have a new stuffed turkey delicacy, which I call TurLatke.  TurLatke is a turkey stuffed with Latkes!  […]