Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Rabbi Cosnowsky Other-Writings

Passover Questions

The Haggadah tells us that God redeemed us with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Following 413 years of slavery and affliction, God sent the plagues to our oppressors, and we were about to leave Egypt. However, the Pharaoh reconsidered his decision...

Thankfulness and Changing the World

"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it." (Psalm 118:24) כד זֶה- ַהּיֹום, ָע ָשה יְהוָה; נָ ִגי ָלה וְנִ ְש ְמ ָחה בֹו

I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family in Florida last week. I was so grateful to be...

Welcome Home- Rosh Hashanah 5777

           Last week I was given the opportunity to sit on a panel at the Chicago Board of Rabbis to discuss whether or not to present politics and candidates’ positions from our Bimah on...

On Gratitude

"Who is rich? He who is content with his lot." - In Pirkeh Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers)

Being grateful is a Jewish value.  At this time of Thanksgiving, when we gather with family and friends, we offer...