About Rabbi Evan

I show the way Jewish wisdom make our lives richer and happier. In particular, I help Jews appreciate their heritage and Christians uncover the Jewish roots of their faith. Get my FREE Jewish holidays cheat sheet by clicking here.

How to Love Your Critics: 5 Ways to Deal with Criticism

May 31, 2018 A mentor once advised me that a good rabbi needs a strong ego. We deal with much criticism because clergy often become the target of people’s frustration with God, life and the inevitable experiences of pain and suffering. But I’ve…

How To Write a Eulogy: 7 Guidelines

May 14, 2018 I have a strange obsession with eulogies. It might be an occupational hazard. I have to deliver at least one eulogy a week. I’ve also heard hundreds of eulogies from family members and friends. Many inspired me and made me…

Mahmoud Abbas Reveals the 3 Elements of Modern Anti-Semitism

May 7, 2018 Mahmoud Abbas, the dictator/president of the Palestinian Authority, wrote his doctoral dissertation blaming Jews for the Holocaust. He gave full public expression to this awful view in a speech last week. It is worth reading because it crystallizes the beliefs…

What Happens at a Jewish Funeral?

May 4, 2018 Funerals can be painful. But they can also bring us comfort and guidance. A Jewish funeral has one core purpose: to comfort the bereaved. Jewish funeral customs follow a set order. Not all Jews observe all these customs. But most…

3 Revealing Differences Between Moses and Aaron

April 30, 2018 Moses and Aaron are the two brothers who lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But they are much more. They are the first set of siblings in the Bible to get along. Remember Cain and Abel, or Jacob and Esau?…

14 Prayer Quotes for Encouragement and Inspiration

April 26, 2018 We all pray. Prayer does not just consist of words, though these prayer quotes are words. We pray with our legs, our arms, and our hearts. My hope is that these Jewish prayer quotes from help us move closer to…

How Jews Pray: Discover The 3 Practices

April 23, 2018 When people ask me how Jews pray, I begin with a story. It comes from a great nineteenth-century rabbi.  An old man enters the sanctuary for the first time. His face is dirty and his clothes are too big. He…
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