AFTER THE EARTHQUAKES Rabbi Norman Patz Erev Shabbat Vayehi January 10,2020 – Tevet 14, 5780 Temple Beth Shalom, the Reform Congregation of Puerto Rico [Preface: Our congregation’s custom is to follow the mi sheh-beirakh prayers for healing with an opportunity for congregants to share good news. When I asked what happy events there […]
Sunday, December 29,2019/7th Day of Hanukkah, 5780 Dear Members of Temple Beth Shalom: We are horrified by the stabbings at the home of an Orthodox rabbi in Monsey, New York on Saturday night. The attack comes shortly after a series of assaults on Jews in the Greater New York during the Hanukkah week. I want […]
“Yet though we bolt and bar our house from You, to every door, O Death, You have a key.” We all knew that Jimmy was ailing, but he had come back from every crisis. His resilience and his will to live were formidable, as formidable as Jimmy was himself. Rabbi Jacob Rudin wrote, “To ask […]
Rabbi Norman Patz Temple Sholom of West Essex Yom Kippur Morning, October 9, 2019 – 10 Tishri, 5780 To my Temple Beth Shalom family: Naomi and I send you warm greetings on the New Year 5780 and wish you a good year. We look forward to spending the months from Hanukkah to Purim with […]
Rabbi Patz and Naomi visited our young members at URJ Crane Lake Camp on Sunday, July 21st. In the photograph are Angie Ortega, Coral Beauchamp, Yanelis Beauchamp and Shlomo Garcia along with Rabbi Patz, Naomi Patz and their camper-granddaughters Sadie and Dahlia Reynolds.