Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Passover and Easter

Both celebrate spring and hope, though there are major differences between them also.

The Language of Memory

From the Bible to today, the Chosen People rise again after every destruction.

Why Bondage?

An exploration of why the Children of Israel were destined to be slaves to Pharaoh

Rebuke and Reward in this World

The fate of the individual is often determined by the behavior of the community as a whole.


Obligations to the poor at harvest time.

Planting for the Future

Parashat Kedoshim teaches us to preserve our natural resources.

Thanks When Thanks Are Due

A Midrash on the 10 plagues reminds us to recognize any good that has been done for us.