Buying Forgiveness on Credit

Oct 1, 2014 by

Avinu Malkeinu – one of the central prayers associated with the High Holy Days. I remember a congregant in my last community...

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Blessings are Expressions of G...

Sep 30, 2014 by

One of my favorite parts of any Jewish worship service is the section sometimes labeled ‘Nisim she’b’chol...

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Hin’ni: The First Step Into th...

Sep 22, 2014 by

Last year I was in Jerusalem for the High Holy Days. The experience of being in Israel for this focal point of the Jewish year,...

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To Be – I Am Alive Again...

Sep 18, 2014 by

When the new edition of a Reform Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals, Mishkan Tefilah, was published a few years ago, some of the...

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Mussar for Rabbis – Bitachon (...

Sep 17, 2014 by

“Rabbi, I wouldn’t want your job,” congregants have often said to me, most often in connection with the rabbi’s...

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Will You Hear My Cry? More Fro...

Sep 15, 2014 by

One of the most emotionally heart-tugging prayers and melodies of the High Holy Days is a petition called Sh’ma Koleinu. In a...

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Remembering September 11th

Sep 11, 2014 by

Every day this month, prior to the Jewish High Holy Days, Jews will sound the Shofar, the rams horn, to herald the coming of the Days...

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