DERECH ERETZ: Civility Statement and Plaques for Pets
A synagogue has just put up a memorial board to accommodate the names of the deceased. While this is not unusual, it may be the first to have one for deceased pets. I asked for reactions on my Facebook page and got a wide variety of opinions. How do I feel about it, as host of the Derech Eretz hour? Find out.
A Boca Raton, Florida synagogue crafted a civility statement, reminding members of their obligation to speak to each other with civility and sensitivity. Their Rabbi, Efrem Goldberg, joins me to talk about the need for such a statement and how his congregation reacted to the request to have members sign it. What does the statement say? Has it made a difference? Tune it and find out.
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Rabbi Efrem Goldberg.