The Red Tent: Oddly Compelling...

Dec 11, 2014 by

I was slightly too young to swoon over the iconic mini-series “The Thorn Birds” in the early 1980’s (though my babysitters weren’t). ...

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Bringing Mishkan T’Filah...

Dec 11, 2014 by

About three years ago, when we started working on creating Mishkan T’Filah for Youth, I casually mentioned to my students that I was...

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I Do: When Fantasy Clashes Wit...

Dec 9, 2014 by

As anyone who has been married can tell you, marriage is all about reality: it is the process of creating a joint future in close...

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Texas: Unexpected Moments of A...

Dec 1, 2014 by

It has happened to me (more than once in my lifetime) that a person will come and tell me something about what will happen next in my...

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Rabbinic Soul Maintenance

Nov 20, 2014 by

I recently met with a colleague who informed me that she really doesn’t like to ask God for help, especially during Tishrei,...

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Sarah’s Missing Voice: W...

Nov 6, 2014 by

This week’s Torah portion is Vayera, Genesis 18 to 22. It is the same Torah portion that we read on the morning of Rosh Hashanah. As...

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“Rabbi, How Can I Pray if I Do...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Many of us find it difficult to think of the world as having any kind of metaphysical aspect to it at all. But if that’s the case,...

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