Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

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Don’t Let Me Struggle Alone: C...

Oct 22, 2014 by

We are blessed to have family and friends whom we rely upon, just as they rely upon us.  As rabbis, we also are blessed to serve...

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Praying for Rain: Marriage Equ...

Oct 15, 2014 by

As we move toward Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, we begin to pray for rain.  We change from morid hatal to mashiv haruach umorid...

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A New Year, A New Experience: ...

Oct 10, 2014 by

In an interview for Sh’ma Journal in 2012, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi stated that he saw the Hasidic idea of “Rebbe,” as opposed...

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You Turn my Mourning Into Danc...

Oct 2, 2014 by

Yizkor on Yom Kippur is … not about human frailty or the futility of human endeavors. Yizkor on Yom Kippur is about the power...

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Buying Forgiveness on Credit

Oct 1, 2014 by

Avinu Malkeinu – one of the central prayers associated with the High Holy Days. I remember a congregant in my last community...

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Blessings are Expressions of G...

Sep 30, 2014 by

One of my favorite parts of any Jewish worship service is the section sometimes labeled ‘Nisim she’b’chol...

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