Welcome!

Welcome to the relaunch of this blog! I’d like to tell you a little more about me, and what to expect from my posts.

I am a Conservative rabbi, and I have started my seventh year as spiritual leader of Synagogue Emanu-El in Charleston, South Carolina. I love teaching about Judaism, writing, and baseball, and I wanted to do something that could combine all three.

Each week, my post will include (a) a brief summary of that week’s Torah portion; (b) three sets of discussion questions based on a commentary on the portion; (c) an “Emanu-El Shout-Out”, promoting an upcoming happening at my synagogue (or recognizing one that just happened); and (d) “The Big Inning at the End”, a note of what the week’s Torah portion has to do with baseball.

I hope that you’ll feel free to comment on the posts, and hopefully create online discussions with old friends and new friends alike.

Additionally, if you’re not from Charleston, and/or not a baseball fan, no problem — feel free to skip the last parts of the post, no hard feelings. But if you fit into one of the above categories, I think you’ll enjoy these tidbits.

I hope you’ll enjoy this format, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Look for the first full post next Friday.

Shabbat Shalom!