The Call to Account Will Conti...

Apr 27, 2017 by

Last week’s parashah, Shemini, describes Aaron’s response to the unexpected, enigmatic death of his two sons: “And Aaron was silent”...

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Heroic Prayer: Climbing out of...

Apr 27, 2017 by

“Why pray? And what is prayer, to you?” Rabbi Don Goor asked me as I sat in front of the crowd at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem last week. It...

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Each Person Must See Themselve...

Apr 9, 2017 by

“In every generation, each person must see themselves as if they went out of Egypt.” This is my favorite line in the Haggadah. In the...

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The Freedom Seder

Apr 7, 2017 by

Last year, two brave mothers approached me for a meeting. They were looking to find educational opportunities for their children with...

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Our Real Security Tonight is B...

Apr 5, 2017 by

All rabbis have humbling moments when the words that spontaneously emerge from our mouths wind up being far more impactful than those...

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Spreading Our Message

Mar 29, 2017 by

At your best attended service how many people are there to hear your sermon? This was the question that was posed by our facilitator,...

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Sea Level: First-timer Reflect...

Mar 28, 2017 by

I am not a big-hotel person. Wandering through long hallways, going up and down in mirrored elevators and walking on endless carpeted...

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