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Sep 26, 2017, 7:10 PM
Getting noticed in 5778
When I was in rabbinical school, living in New York City, I did all the things people in New York City do in their 20s: I visited the Empire State Building, I visited Central Park, and, of course, I...
Nov 10, 2016, 11:51 PM
Mourning after the Election
Wednesday morning minyan at Temple Emunah had the look and feel of a shiva minyan. The davening (prayers) didn’t have the regular rhythmic cadence; congregants sat slumped lower in their seats; And some looked unsure of what to say or do. As people...
Oct 6, 2016, 3:13 PM
Going for the Gold in 5777
This summer, millions of people around the world gathered and watched as the fastest, strongest, and most talented athletes from around the world compete at the Olympics in Rio. After watching event after event, I marveled at how such...
Oct 5, 2016, 9:56 PM
Staying positive through PLS and prosthetics
On staying positive in the face of adversity -- from prosthetics to PLS to other bumps on the road of daily living
Apr 19, 2016, 6:11 PM
Passover Service Announcement
In just a few short days, the Jewish community will gather to celebrate our people’s Exodus from Egypt. We eat delicious food, read the Haggadah, and share a meal with family and friends. However, what often starts out as...
Sep 18, 2015, 10:26 PM
The Natural Impulse for Compassion
Mi-ma’a-makim K’ratikha Adonai -- from the depths I called out to You God Min HaMetzar karati Yah -- from the difficult and narrow place I called out to You These phrases, borrowed from the psalms are often used in peak emotional...
Sep 18, 2015, 9:06 PM
Life is about Experiences, not Possessions…
I’ll invite you to close your eyes for a moment as you ponder the following question: If you could relive one moment from 5775, what would it be? Do you find yourself at the beach during a family vacation? Are you...
Mar 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
Inclusion during the Exodus, the Passover Seder, and in your Synagogue
Standing up to Pharaoh, Moses proudly proclaims: "We will all go, young and old: we will go with our sons and daughters, our flocks and herds; for we must observe the Lord's festival” (Exodus 10:9). Moses’ objective was clear,...
Oct 7, 2014, 11:21 PM
Infertility, Mental Illness and the World of Special Needs: Caring for Ourselves and Each Other
My first car was a 1991, Fire Red, 4-door, Toyota Corolla. When I inherited the car from my sister, it was already almost ten years old, had over 150,000 miles, lacked air conditioning, power locks, power windows and started...
Rabbi Michael Mauricio Fel is proud to serve as the Rabbi of Temple Emunah. Originally from Miami, Florida, Rabbi Fel is fluent in Spanish, loves woodworking, and hiking.