50 Blessed Years in the Rabbin...

Nov 30, 2017 by

“Love is Blue” was playing on the radio as I drove home from HUC on Clifton Avenue after the lottery was over and my number...

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Delve Deeper into the Siddur

Nov 29, 2017 by

Upon three things, our tradition says, the world stands:  upon Torah, upon worship, and upon acts of loving-kindness. Of the three,...

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Embracing Reform Judaism: Behi...

Nov 28, 2017 by

My dream of editing a book on Reform Judaism for the CCAR Press began germinating in college. Late one evening, I wandered into the...

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Putting the Mitzvah Back into ...

Nov 22, 2017 by

About two years ago, my friend and teacher Rabbi Peter Levi described his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah service. Instead of doing the early...

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Something for Everyone: Rabbi ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

“To ask something of God is to praise the Holy One, for it demonstrates the worshiper’s belief that God has the power to grant the...

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Engaging with Israel on your o...

Nov 20, 2017 by

As The Fragile Dialogue explores, Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish Community....

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Recharging Judaism, A Partners...

Nov 17, 2017 by

A single sermon cannot heal our world.  A single person cannot heal our world.  Social justice is a collective endeavor.  We need...

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