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 Study the Bible And Enjoy It

By Rabbi Evan / April 10, 2018 A recent survey suggested that 90 percent of Americans own Bible, but only 20 percent read and study the bible on a regular basis. This suggests to me a discomfort. We think only pastors and rabbis should study the bible.…

3 Lessons from the Facebook Fiasco

By Rabbi Evan / April 7, 2018 Do you feel vulnerable? Many of us do after the Facebook fiasco. What is the Facebook fiasco? The company gathered information about us we did not choose to reveal. They sold that information to others. And now they know more…

3 Lessons from Experiencing the Jewish Sabbath

By Rabbi Evan / April 6, 2018 One of the most eloquent traditions of the Jewish Sabbath is blessing children. On Friday evening before dinner, parents will bring their children close, put their hands on their heads, and whisper a blessing in their ears. The customary blessing…

7 Biblical Verses You Should Know By Heart

By Rabbi Evan / April 5, 2018 A Jewish legend tells of a rabbi and a soap maker. They were walking together and talking about their favorite biblical verses. The soap maker turned to the rabbi asked, “Rabbi, we’ve had religion for so long. But everywhere you…

The 7 Symbolic Foods of Passover

By Rabbi Evan / April 2, 2018 My confirmation class has excellent attendance. But I suspect the regular Israeli cuisine helps immensely. As much as the content keeps them coming, the food does as well. The same is true when it comes to the holiday of Passover.…

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Passover

By Rabbi Evan / March 26, 2018 Every year millions of Jews (and many Christians) gather around a table and celebrate Passover. We tell the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt. This festive meal is among the oldest religious rituals in the Western world. As the…

Thank God for Atheists

By Rabbi Evan / March 9, 2018 Yes, you read that right: Thank God for Atheists. This title was prompted by a book I just finished called Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] The thesis is that the Enlightenment—a philosophical movement led by great thinkers like…
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