The People of Israel Are Livin...

Jul 29, 2014 by

Today felt like the longest day of my life. Maybe it was, actually. Today was two days for the price of one, thanks to 18 hours of...

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Mideast Conflict: Experiences ...

Jul 23, 2014 by

The air raid sirens in Israel are haunting. Normally, they reverberate across the country two times in April every year, once to...

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Israel and LGBT Rights: A Work...

Jul 17, 2014 by

Over the last number of years, Israel’s extraordinarily progressive positions on gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people...

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This Mini-War: In Israel, On t...

Jul 16, 2014 by

My week. Monday evening sitting in someone’s home in Tzur Hadassah, around 10 p.m. Talking about some great ideas. Suddenly, without...

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Reflections and Concerns Upon ...

Jul 15, 2014 by

I returned this morning from a week in Israel. I had planned to, under the auspices of AIPAC and with 17 other “progressive” rabbis...

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Note from Israel: A Rabbi Refl...

Jul 9, 2014 by

It has been a difficult time in Israel. I have been here in Eretz Yisrael for more than a week now. Arriving just before they found...

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Mussar for Rabbis: Order

Jul 8, 2014 by

Alan Morinis teaches that each נשמה (neshamah – soul) has its own “curriculum.” In other words, each of us is out...

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