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04/26/2021 01:47:08 PM


Rabbi Weinberg's Blog

How Free Am I? - Parshat Sh'mini

04/10/2021 11:56:01 AM


Rabbi Weinberg

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the commencement of Adolf Eichmann’s trial.  The World War II fugitive who attempted to escape his fate- fleeing to the welcoming beauty of Argentina with assistance from the Catholic Church- would be brought to justice in the city of peace- Yerushalayim.  Apprehended by a team of Mossad and Shin Bet agents, Eichmann was flown to Israel where his trial would begin...Read more...

We Must Choose Sinai Over Auschwitz - Yom HaShoah Remarks

04/08/2021 11:52:55 AM


Rabbi Weinberg

To view the full Yom HaShoah program featuring Rabbi Weinberg and Kol Rina, please click here.

Thank you, Mary Pat, and thank you for all you do to represent the Jewish community as the President and CEO of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.  The museum and its mission to educate the next generation is needed now more than ever. 

Our world is reeling.  The pandemic has shocked us.  The political...Read more...

We Will Sing Again - Pesah Yizkor Sermon

04/04/2021 12:23:18 PM


Rabbi Weinberg

I grew-up in a small town, of 2000 people in northern Michigan.  We belonged to the Jewish community in Bay City- 60 miles away- where there were about 200 Jewish families.  My hometown, West Branch was amongst the last communities in the country to receive dial telephone- that seems so very ancient to acknowledge today! 

I remember my mother calling the operator in...

Rabbi Weinberg's Friday Evening Drasha 

01/10/2021 11:22:31 AM


Dear haverim,

I shared the following words with the congregation this past Friday night at our Shabbat service.  The week that was terribly difficult for so many of us, and I attempted to add some perspective to what we saw and experienced as a country.  May we find the courage to move forward, making wise choices as we strive to leave our mark on the legacy of this...Read more...

A Special Message About the Menorah Project

12/22/2020 07:51:29 PM


Rabbi Weinberg


Dear Haverim,
We introduced the ‘Menorah Project- Let There Be Light’ during our High Holy Days this past fall.  Designed to aesthetically enhance our sanctuary while helping us raise the funds needed to...Read more...

Anshai Torah Israel Bonds Appeal

12/03/2020 04:47:09 PM


Rabbi Weinberg

Dear Haverim,

President John F. Kennedy, speaking to the ZOA in 1962 asserted, “Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success.  It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”

In typical beautiful language, President Kennedy reflects on the...

Rebuke or Consolation: They Both Mean Love - Parshat D'Varim

07/25/2020 04:01:36 PM


Rabbi Weinberg

A parent is exasperated with a child.  The hot summer months, especially during our COVID conditions only make the situation worse.  The parent rebukes the child for his or her aggressive behavior.   Shortly thereafter, the parent feels bad, maybe even ashamed of his or her response.  

How does a parent accept the responsibility to discipline a child yet maintain a loving relationship with that...Read more...

Life's Little Pauses Give Us The Perspective We Need - Parshat Matot U'Massie

07/18/2020 08:37:03 AM


Rabbi Weinberg

I remember as a child taking many car trips. Living in Michigan, we would drive to New York City and Washington, DC, to visit family, sightsee, and tour the museums; and we would drive to Colorado and Wyoming in the winter to ski. Shortly before returning home, my parents would say to us three children lined up in the back seat: “Let’s review the trip. Where were our stops? What were the highlights?” And, we would re-capture our journey...Read more...


07/10/2020 08:36:43 AM


Rabbi Weinberg

A few weeks ago, I left a meeting of our local Rabbinic association terribly disappointed. We had tried to make a statement about the bloodshed that had spread across our country. In the throes of the Black Lives Matter Movement we attempted to express our sentiments in such a way that rabbis of the left, center and right- Reform, Conservative and Orthodox- could sign. We failed. We couldn’t do it. We couldn’t...Read more...


07/04/2020 12:18:22 PM


Rabbi Weinberg

The Plano city council voted Wednesday evening.   You and I are not required to wear masks in public.  Against the wishes of the mayor and 83 percent of the public who responded, the referendum was defeated. It was argued, a requirement to wear a mask is an infringement on one’s freedom. It represents government overreach.

It is an infringement on my freedom...

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