We are proud to announce that we have named our son Akiva Betzalel. With your indulgence, we’d be honored to share a little about the names we’ve chosen, and about Akiva’s namesakes. The poet Carl Sandburg once said, “A baby … Continue reading →
Today, I had the joy and honor of bringing my new son into the covenant of the Jewish people and bestowing upon him his name. More thoughts to come on the experience of circumcising my son – I actually performed the … Continue reading →
In commemoration of completing his pre-Passover study of the Mishnah’s Tractate Avot, Rabbi Knopf teaches about the rabbinic conception of how piety is related to how one thinks of his or her property.