Rabbi Efrem Goldberg is the rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue.
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
We may not be invited to King Charles coronation, but we’re all eagerly wanted at a more prestigious coronation – the installation of the ultimate King on Rosh Hashanah.
It is not enough to hope for redemption; we must be the catalyst for it.
The marriage rate today is the lowest it’s ever been. Does it matter?
For a Jew, privilege doesn’t mean access, opportunity, or favors. It means responsibility to set an example, to live elevated, meaningful lives.
Destroying lives through false accusations, innuendo and distortions has never been easier.
Surviving what life throws our way requires maintaining the sometimes-contradictory attitudes of hope and optimism, and realism and pragmatism.
Kindness goes in both directions.
How do you change gears from the death of a young person to the celebration of a marriage of two young people?
Despite the daily dangers, Israelis are remarkably happy. Here’s a Jewish secret to happiness.
The more valuable and treasured something is, the more private and protected we keep it.
The frightening incident reminded three reasons why the Holocaust still matters.
Yosef Mendelovitch was free even while behind bars in a Soviet prison.
Medical marijuana is permissible, but recreational use prevents us from being our best selves.
Imagine eight nights of quality, uninterrupted family time.
Proactive step up and step in to make a difference in the lives of others.
Words can be weapons that diminish and destroy, or they can be tools and instruments that create, encourage and uplift.
Rabbi Sacks on faith in God, making prayer meaningful, Jewish music and more.
You don't have to listen to that voice that weighs you down, holds you back, or causes you to give up on your dreams.
Take whatever blessing you have and use it to become a blessing in other people’s lives.
The mezuzah is hung on the doorpost as a subtle reminder about our values every time we enter and exit our homes.
How are we using the gift of increased time?
The enduring image of 9/11 must not be people falling from buildings but of a nation lifting each other up.
A powerful tool to wake up and live mindfully. It's a new year, and a new you.
The judge is in fact our Father. He understands our struggles and He wants our success.
The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Don’t say anything you won’t keep, and keep anything you say. That is the basis for integrity.
You have the power to decide what thoughts are productive, healthy, and positive and what is a negative distraction to lock out.
And walks out with a greater connection to God.
We are all impacting each other. The question is how.
Judaism's differing views on the possibility of life on other planets and how some Jews are living in an alternative universe.
The camera is always on. You never know which small deed you do that can have cosmic implications.
Now, more than ever, we need to educate ourselves about mental health issues.
When we fall, we can stay on the ground, wallowing in our circumstance, or we can extract its lessons and come back stronger.
The fact that we can taste something as bitter is an affirmation of how sweet our lives generally are.
We grossly underestimate the power of our positive feedback.
There’s a good reason why you never heard of Yehoshua Zvi Hershkowitz.
A year ago we put on masks for Purim and haven't taken them off. Don’t panic.
Some become wealthy by making a ton of money overnight. Others gain wealth by collecting the small, seemingly insignificant things.
What milk does for the body a smile does for the heart and soul.
What drove Mike Esmond to generously pay overdue utility bills for strangers at risk of their gas and water being turned off?
Plastic surgery for the soul.
Hanukkah teaches us how to see beyond the surface.
Harvard researchers found that children who do this have lower risks of mental illness.
The statistical threat of antisemitism pales in comparison to the damage we are doing to ourselves that is spurring the disappearance of our people.
We can disagree vehemently and vote differently, but we cannot turn differences into divisiveness, or dialogue into bullying, vitriol, and demeaning language.
And neither should anyone else.
How not to let the election ruin your friendships with those you vehemently disagree with.
Humility, nuance and admitting we don’t know are not signs of weakness, but strength.
Erasing your actions is a lot harder than deleting an internet post. Here's what it takes.
When looking out at the world, make sure to clean your windows first.