Flight home: Los Angeles to Newark before the blizzard

Rabbi Dantowitz January 21, 2016—11 Shevat 5776

Last week I attended the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Retreat in Simi Valley, CA. Along with 55 rabbis and cantors we focused on the spiritual practices of text study, prayer, meditation, mindful eating, yoga, and talking to God (hitbodedut) with the majority of each day (after dinner until after lunch) in silence. It’s amazing how “noisy” it is even in silence as quieting one’s mind is no small task.

One step at a time...Back to Trenton

Submitted by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, November 17, 2015/5 Kislev 5776

The violence in the world is overwhelming, but as Pirke Avot teaches, "though we may not need to complete all of the work, we are not free to abstain from it."  So I continue to try to make a difference to reduce gun violence and increase gun safety.

Smart Guns…A step toward gun sanity

Submitted by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, 11/11/2015

Across from The White House Taking Action against Gun Violence

Yesterday I traveled to Washington DC with my friend and colleague, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, a national leader of Metro IAF’s DNSIB campaign. The purpose: a Press Conference to let the President know that it’s time to stop just talking about it and start acting!

Guatemala: Pursuing Justice

By Rabbi Dantowitz, August 13, 2015—28 Av 5775

What are you doing for your summer vacation? Perhaps you’re catching up with old friends. Getting to know new friends. Enjoying that book you’ve been waiting to read. Lazy days at the beach or action-packed travel.