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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How to Live Without Regret

Jul 2, 2014 by

A Russian short story portrays an aristocrat who has only a few days to live. When he replays the tape of his life in his mind he...

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Mussar for Rabbis: Humility

Jul 1, 2014 by

Beginning a process of תיקון מידות (tikkun middot, repair of one’s soul traits) starts with ענוה (anavah – humility)....

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