Giving Honor

Giving Honor January 24, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rabbi Sara Rich Last time I checked, the Torah intends to teach us that there is only one God. Though called by many names, God is one, and we are not to consider any purported deity or...

Who Am I?

Who Am I? January 17, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Ezra N. Rich We all know Moses for his role in heroically standing up to Pharaoh and leading the Israelites from slavery to freedom. Dayeinu! But what were the specific qualities that led to...

Vayechi

Vayechi January 10, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Dr. Theodore Steinberg I have always wondered whether a person’s bar or bat mitzvah portion has some special significance for that person’s life.  This week’s portion, Vayechi, was my bar...

Turning the Year Around

Turning the Year Around January 3, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rabbi Jonathan Freirich We must have hope! Last month at the Biennial of the Union of Reform Judaism in Chicago, many of us from Buffalo and all across North America got to learn...

Mikeitz/Chanukah

Mikeitz/Chanukah December 27, 2019 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rus Devorah Wallen Rus Devorah Wallen is a musician, healer and teacher.  She has worked both within and outside the Lubavitch community for over 40 years leading workshops,...

Listening to the Angels

Listening to the Angels December 20, 2019 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo Two days ago, we welcomed home 15 Buffalo Moms who had just experienced a life-changing journey in Israel as part of the Momentum program.  In their honor, we are pleased to share...