OU Life recently ran an important (and well received!) piece entitled Give Proportionally to What You Spend on Your Pesach by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue and a featured speaker at the upcoming Torah New York event (Sunday, April 29, indoors at Citi Field). As the festival of unleavened bread draws ever nearer, we thought we’d share a few more pieces that Rabbi Goldberg has written about Passover, as well as on a few other topics.
Does your Seder include such elements as young children quarreling, someone sleeping off the four cups on the sofa and the lady of the house aggravated that she spent much of the Seder in the kitchen? If so, them Rabbi Goldberg offers A Bold Suggestion for Your Seder This Year!
Does cleaning the house for Passover suck all the joy out of the holiday for you? Find out how to make the holiday about Bitter Herbs, Not Bitter People!
Dayeinu is a centerpiece of the Hagaddah and a highlight of the Seder but do we really understand it? If God had brought us to Sinai but not given us the Torah, would it really have been enough? Learn about Thanking Those Who Packed Our Parachutes, The Essence of Dayeinu!
But Rabbi Goldberg has written on so much more than than just Pesach! Not only is Rabbi Goldberg the Senior Rabbi of BRS (a congregation of over 700 families!), he is Co-Chair of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board’s Vaad HaKashrus and Director of the Rabbinical Council of America’s South Florida Regional Beis Din for Conversion and Posek of the Boca Raton Mikvah and Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America and Chairman of the Orthodox Union Legacy Group and a member of the AIPAC National Council – and that’s still not all! So you can imagine that his oeuvre is somewhat more extensive than one holiday, no matter how important! Rabbi Goldberg has also written on such diverse topics as:
- Making Our Shuls More Like Disney World;
- Killing Time: You Are the Victim;
- Why Must We Wait for a Crisis?
- How Do You Define Quality of Life?
- and much more!
You can find a large collection of essays by Rabbi Goldberg here. You can also hear him for yourself as a featured speaker at the OU’s Torah New York event, to be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018, indoors at Citi Field. Get full details and sign up at ou.org/torahny!