Rabbi Kevin Kleinman

Rabbi Kevin Kleinman is associate rabbi, director of education at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA.

Going Out and Coming In: Transitions of Leadership

D'Var Torah By: Cantor Elizabeth Sacks

September 12, 2019
In our High Holiday machzor, we read a poem entitled, “The Sacred Pilgrimage,” by Rabbi Alvin Fine: "Birth is a beginning and death a destination. But life is a journey ..." The familiar verses of this poem could easily be the underlying emotional narrative of Parashat Vayeilech. In this week’s portion, Moses is in the midst of this process; for in Parashat Vayeilech, Moses officially retires and begins to prepare for his death.