Rabbi Daniel Allen

Rosh HaShanah: Joy, Simchas, an Anchor for Israel

Rabbi Daniel Allen
September 12, 2012

In the book of Nehemiah (chapter 8), we find a description of an ancient Rosh HaShanah at the time of rebuilding Israel after a period of exile.

“When the seventh month arrived – the Israelites being settled in their towns – the entire people assembled as one..

Lag BaOmer

Rabbi Daniel Allen
May 9, 2012

Lag BaOmer is a break, a time out, a moment to recall an ancient plague that may or may not have occurred, and perhaps a moment for reflection.

The Voice of a Woman Singing: Debbie Friedman

Rabbi Daniel Allen
December 14, 2011

Abraham Joshua Heschel, in his writings just after the 1967 Day War asked “What part did the State of Israel play in the day-to-day life of the Jews outside the land until recent events?” It was an appropriate question for the times.