Philip “Flip” Rice

Rabbis Laurie and Philip “Flip” Rice share the pulpit at Congregation Micah in Brentwood, TN. They share a passion for God, Torah, Israel, and each other.

The Heart of the Matter

D'Var Torah By: Philip “Flip” Rice

"Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: This is what the Eternal has commanded . . .

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Curse the Children of Israel

D'Var Torah By: Philip “Flip” Rice

"You know, in some cultures, donkeys are revered as the smartest of animals, especially us talking ones." ("Donkey" in Shrek 2, Dreamworks, 2004) The use of comedy in Jewish storytelling is a very powerful tool for conveying the serious wisdom of our tradition.

All Men Are Not Created Equal

D'Var Torah By: Philip “Flip” Rice

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer. (George Orwell) Please stop reading this. You rebel!

And Nun Shall Be Afraid!

D'Var Torah By: Philip “Flip” Rice

Shout for joy . . . for on that day many nations will attach themselves to God . . . (Zechariah 2:14-15) Why is it so difficult to journey from a place of self to a place of other?