A Long, Painful Summer: More M...

Aug 26, 2014 by

I love Israel. The landscape, the language, the food, the mix of old world culture and hi-tech innovative breakthroughs, the mix of...

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What Matters in Israel

Aug 21, 2014 by

I continue to think about my recent mission to Israel in the midst of the Gaza Operation. I have written my political analysis, but...

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Introducing “Lights in t...

Aug 20, 2014 by

In anticipation of the forthcoming publication of Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions, CCAR...

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Reflections on the Rabbiner Re...

Aug 19, 2014 by

I  never  knew.  I didn’t know about Regina Jonas.  That is until this summer. Regina Jonas was the first woman rabbi. ...

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One Big Victory, No Matter How...

Aug 18, 2014 by

Yestel Velasquez is a deeply-rooted member of the New Orleans community who has literally helped rebuild the city in the wake of...

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Alone with Yitzhak Rabin: Refl...

Aug 11, 2014 by

I travelled to Israel at the end of July, one of 13 rabbis, organized by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, as a solidarity...

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Listening, and Praying for Pea...

Aug 8, 2014 by

Listen. The word occurs over and over again. “Listen to me”, “I heard that”, “Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu, Adonai echad.” The...

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