Author Archives: Rabbi Knight

Unpacking Boxes: Discovering & Understanding by Rabbi Asher Knight

Aug 11

The Mishnah relates a lesson about creation: “Human beings mint many coins from the same mold, and the [coins] are identical. But the Holy One strikes us all from the mold of the first human and each one of us is unique.” (Sanhedrin 4:5) I love this text because it reminds me that each of […]

Sh’ma Yisrael: Listen Israel by Rabbi Asher Knight

Jul 22

On the third Shabbat of this month, we will read a verse of Torah that is better known than any other in our scriptures. Recognized as the watchword of our faith, the verse contains six Hebrew words: Sh’ma Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad Listen Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One. Venerated by centuries […]

The Journey Home by Rabbi Asher Knight

Jul 05

I arrived in Charlotte having spent three days on the road with my good friend, Mike Sims. Mike is the Vice-President of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, my previous congregation. Over the last nine years, we partnered together on many projects. We taught confirmation and led the annual class trip to Washington DC. When Mike learned […]

Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future by Rabbi Asher Knight

May 31

In my visits to Temple Beth El over the past few months, I have heard the most inspiring and touching stories about the impact that Rabbi Schindler has had in the lives of congregants and with the broader Charlotte community. Indeed, Rabbi Schindler is an exceptional preacher and teacher. She has boundless energy. I have […]