Archive: December 2013

The First Anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Shootings – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 16, 2013

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is excerpted from the keynote address shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at the Cleveland Commemoration of the Sandy Hook Shootings, sponsored by the Multi-Faith Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, held at the Church of the Covenant, Euclid Avenue, in Continue Reading »

We Will Rise To Stop Gun Violence – Rabbi Nosanchuk’s Words at the April 8 Rally at Cleveland City Hall

Posted on April 8, 2013

This entry to “If Not Now, When?” our interactive blog, is excerpted from the remarks of Fairmount Temple’s Senior Rabbi, Robert Nosanchuk on Monday, April 8 at a demonstration on the steps of Cleveland’s City Hall. Together with Mayor Jackson, US Attorney Dettelbach, Chief of Police McGrath, members of the Cleveland City Council, gun safety Continue Reading »

Reversing the Trend: Rabbi Nosanchuk on Taking Action about Gun Violence

Posted on January 17, 2013

Due to the recent (January 16, 2013) announcement by the White House of an array of proposals and executive actions on responding to gun violence, and the array of congregants who are each week contacting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s office regarding our taking action, we are posting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s column from the forthcoming February Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Continue Reading »

Lighting the Menorah after Such Darkness Has Touched Our Nation: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 15, 2012

Many are asking: how to finish celebrating Chanukah? How can we light the menorah and celebrate these last two nights, as news begins to pour in about another, yet uniquely horrific incident of violence in our country, this time in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where young children, educators and staff were killed.  Rabbi Continue Reading »

An Armed Amalek: Why We Must Not Stand Idly By – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Yom Kippur Sermon 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012

(Pictured above) – The FHN 57, a popular weapon at local gun stores, nicknamed the “cop-killer” based on its lethal capacity to pierce police body armor. Rabbi Nosanchuk wore a police body vest pierced by a powerful rifle round during his remarks, in order to raise awareness among community members about the dangers of inaction Continue Reading »

Our Spirits Shaken by Senseless Violence, We Pray for Peace to Commence

Posted on July 20, 2012

Rabbi Nosanchuk offered this prayer tonight at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to introduce a prayer for healing and peace, in light of the terror attack which murdered Israeli tourists in Bulgaria this week, and the horrible gun violence which erupted in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, just before the beginning of Shabbat on Friday, Continue Reading »