The first of my lecture series presented since coming to Las Vegas presented at and with the support of Congregation Ner Tamid. Special thanks to Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Rachel Raskin and to Roberta Unger for their support.
Coming to America is an overview of the Jewish journey from a hostile Europe to the new American lands and deals broadly with the various eras of Jewish-American life, topics that will later be explored in more depth. Two versions are below, the first is a PowerPoint version and the second a PDF of the same file:
(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides) 1_Coming to America
(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 1_Coming to America
Jews in America have always been at the forefront of social change. From Revolutionary War hero Haym Solomon to union activists, feminists and those fighting for our privacy, this is a history of those who raised their voices for social change. Please feel free to download a copy:
Voices for Social Justice Final
Thoughts on being a non-Christian in a Christian country. A personal view that cites the Old Testament, the New Testament, historical sources and recent findings by archaeologists and Biblical scholars. Perhaps my most controversial effort, it was nonetheless very well received by those who heard it.
Jesus and Me
The Biblical figure Abraham is an important figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. How do these three religions view him and what does he teach us about morality?
The Story of Abraham- Moral Lessons
Should the Jews of Ethiopia be considered “real” Jews? Is there historical or religious evidence to support either view? How does the answer effect Jewish identity?
Lessons from the Jews of Ethiopia