To Be – I Am Alive Again...

Sep 18, 2014 by

When the new edition of a Reform Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals, Mishkan Tefilah, was published a few years ago, some of the...

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Mussar for Rabbis – Bitachon (...

Sep 17, 2014 by

“Rabbi, I wouldn’t want your job,” congregants have often said to me, most often in connection with the rabbi’s...

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Will You Hear My Cry? More Fro...

Sep 15, 2014 by

One of the most emotionally heart-tugging prayers and melodies of the High Holy Days is a petition called Sh’ma Koleinu. In a...

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Remembering September 11th

Sep 11, 2014 by

Every day this month, prior to the Jewish High Holy Days, Jews will sound the Shofar, the rams horn, to herald the coming of the Days...

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What Are We Doing Here?: Mishk...

Sep 8, 2014 by

You are probably aware, if you’ve sat through High Holy Day services in years past, that these worship services run longer than...

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Where I Find Prayer, Where Pra...

Sep 5, 2014 by

I am an exercise-aholic. I count on exercising like others count on caffeine. I exercise for all of the requisite health benefits,...

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Meaning in a Half-Opened Eye: ...

Sep 3, 2014 by

When I interviewed for hospice chaplain jobs, a question I got just about every time was, “What do you do when you visit an...

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