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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Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

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Don’t Let Me Struggle Alone: C...

Oct 22, 2014 by

We are blessed to have family and friends whom we rely upon, just as they rely upon us.  As rabbis, we also are blessed to serve...

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Praying for Rain: Marriage Equ...

Oct 15, 2014 by

As we move toward Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, we begin to pray for rain.  We change from morid hatal to mashiv haruach umorid...

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A New Year, A New Experience: ...

Oct 10, 2014 by

In an interview for Sh’ma Journal in 2012, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi stated that he saw the Hasidic idea of “Rebbe,” as opposed...

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