Rabbi Koppell
The Jewish Lifecycle


The birth of a child is a time for joyous celebration for the family and community. “A baby,” wrote Carl Sandburg, “is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” In contemporary American practice, children are often given a secular, English name, and, additionally, a Hebrew name. In Jewish families of European orig... read more
Vernon Meyer
The Good Book
Posted June 1, 2011 by Vernon Meyer in The Good Books
“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so!” So goes the familiar children’s Sunday School song. To tell the truth though, I do not remember that I ever read the bible as a child or even had a bible until I was well into High School. As a Catholic it was not until the reforms of the Second Vatican Council were well underway that I was e... read more