faith

Is Unfairness Thy Middle Name?

January 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just before I left for an extended cruise of the Bahamas (which, for refreshment of soul and spirit, I highly recommend), it fell to me to officiate at the funeral of a young [...]

Release and Relief

July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Jonathan P. Kendall I attended the funeral last month for a woman my age. This, alone, has a way of bringing one’s own mortality into sharp focus. Still, [...]

Unbreakable Bonds

May 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Jonathan P. Kendall, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beit HaYam Several years ago I was asked to perform the wedding ceremony for an old friend’s daughter in Los Angeles. I [...]

The Lord giveth…

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Who among us is not familiar with the faith-filled words of Job who, in the midst of crushing despair and loss, utters the famous line, “The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh [...]