True, Whether It Happened or N...

Jan 9, 2018 by

Critics hate the scene. It’s manufactured. It never happened. Fake news. I’m talking about the episode in The Darkest Hour, when...

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How Social Justice Work Blosso...

Jan 4, 2018 by

I have always had a passion for social justice, both in my career as a television producer and in that as a rabbi. Over my nearly ten...

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To New Beginnings and a New Ye...

Jan 2, 2018 by

New Year’s Eve has never been that big of a deal for me. However, it was maybe the least exciting “non-celebration,” that was...

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Social Justice in 2018: Not fo...

Dec 29, 2017 by

A cherished friend of mine, a Christian working as a Synagogue Administrator, once asked me, “How are the same people both...

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It’s Alright To Cry – Parashat...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Those of us of a certain age will remember Rosey Grier, the pro-football player known for his penchant for needlepoint.  His large...

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How We Struggle to Translate t...

Dec 21, 2017 by

Songs Ascending may be the high point in Richard Levy’s career—a career filled with high points. Whether in his more Olympian...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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