Sermons: Tazria-Metzora

How the City Sits in Mourning: Reflections on Police Shootings in Chicago and Beyond

Tazria-Metzora | Rabbi Michael Siegel | April 17, 2021

Behind my desk in my office, there are two beautiful stained-glass windows. One is a striking image of the Prophet Jeremiah. So, I have the distinction of spending a great deal of time with the image of one of our great Prophets before me. Though I have not been spending a significant amount of time Continue Reading »

The Still Face Experiment in the Age of the Coronavirus

Tazria-Metzora | Rabbi Michael Siegel | April 25, 2020

In 1975, the psychologist Edward Tronick first presented the results of the “Still Face Experiment”. He focused on the powerful attachment babies had with the face of their mothers, and the way they study every movement every facial expression. They also noted how babies work to illicit responses in the form of facial expressions, a Continue Reading »