On Passover – What is YOUR why?

By Leor Sinai | April 15, 2022

Duality and contradictions are found throughout the Torah, in Jewish life, and Israel’s existence as a people and a nation-state. The…

Leadership, Routine, Renewal

By Leor Sinai | January 5, 2022

Erica Brown, on her podcast Day 129, discusses renewal and the challenges leaders face when getting stuck in routines and…

Global Zionist Citizenship, A Manifesto

By Leor Sinai | November 10, 2021

Zionism, initially defined as the national movement of the Jewish People, has made a huge comeback onto Global Jewry’s agenda.…

I’m that kid

By Leor Sinai | October 12, 2021

I’m that kid that was wild, energetic, uninterested in school and just wanted to have fun. I’m that kid that…

Doing the right thing

By Leor Sinai | November 11, 2008 |

Genesis 18:1-3 “VaYera”, and he saw/appeared… וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו ה’ בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא וְהוּא יֹשֵׁב פֶּתַח־הָאֹהֶל כְּחֹם הַיּוֹם: ב וַיִּשָּׂא עֵינָיו וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה שְׁלֹשָׁה אֲנָשִׁים נִצָּבִים עָלָיו וַיַּרְא וַיָּרָץ לִקְרָאתָם מִפֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ אָרְצָה: ג וַיֹּאמַר אֲדֹנָי אִם־נָא מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ אַל־נָא תַעֲבֹר מֵעַל עַבְדֶּךָ: And the Lord appeared to him in the plains of Mamre; and…

Yitzchak Rabin – 13 years

By Leor Sinai | November 4, 2008 |

I remember the first time it hit me, the value and fragility of Klal Yisrael, Jewish Peoplehood. It was the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin (zl’) in 1995; I was studying at Haifa University. Jews from Israel to North America and around the world reacted to the assassination in shock and grief. No one knew what…

Get up and go! Lech L’cha!

By Leor Sinai | November 3, 2008 |

Remember the first time you left your home, your family, and everything that was familiar to you? Perhaps it was college? Or simply moving on as is symbolic of growth and maturity? It may of not been an easy move, though in hindsight we all admit the great value of moving on, moving forward.

Happy Holy Day… Sukkot

By Leor Sinai | October 13, 2008 |

Friends, We just finished off the High Holy Day Marathon, prayed, cried, laughed, reflected, ate, fasted and of course repented… Are we done yet? Think again, Sukkot is upon us. One of three festivals (Passover & Shavuot), reflecting historical, agricultural, and mystical significance.

Whose choice is it anyway?

By Leor Sinai | October 12, 2008 |

The times are a changing, economies tumbling here in the U.S. and around the world, geo-political movements, Iran, Iraq, Russia, wars in Africa, Darfur, Genocide, environmental crises, the changing heads of state both here in the U.S. and in Israel, and much much more. So great are these events in our society, that we may…

An enlightened New Year – Shanna Tova 5769

By Leor Sinai | September 29, 2008 |

Shalom, As we reflect and prepare for our entry into another space and time, I would like to share with you some of my reflections. The only references to this period of judgment we are entering is found in Leviticus 23:23, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first…