“Why are we the way we are? Why do we exist? What is our purpose? It’s a good topic for Shabbat when we are meant to stop doing and start reflecting,” says Rabbi Diana Fersko.
Rabbi Diana Fersko asks: “What would it be like if liberal Jewish spaces were the places where women knew without a doubt they could come forward without being shamed?”
“We are commanded to be thankful even and especially in tough times.” In her Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, Rabbi Diana Fersko reflects on gratitude as a Jewish response to difficult times.
“The litmus test for indifference is action," says Rabbi Diana Fersko. “What act can you do to demonstrate compassion for others?”
“Every single time we see anti-Semitism, we must address it,” says Rabbi Diana Fersko. Yet we must remain hopeful: “We are keeping Judaism alive through our traditions, our practice, and our knowledge.”