A Narrow Bridge

Sep 8, 2017 by

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav[i] taught: “All the world is a very narrow bridge; the key is not to be paralyzed by fear.” I have been on...

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Some Movies Deserve to Be R...

Nov 29, 2016 by

“Allied” opens in Casablanca, home to the most classic of World War II movies. Its protagonists, Marianne (Marion...

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The Lulav and Jewish Unity

Oct 18, 2016 by

We hold the four species of the lulav together, as we wave them in every direction, symbolizing that all Jews – indeed, all humanity...

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One Is Silver and the Other’s ...

Sep 12, 2016 by

“Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We all heard and likely sang that ditty as children. We...

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More than a “Didn’t Deviate” D...

May 19, 2016 by

On May 4, I was honored to celebrate with my classmates, as we received our honorary Doctorate of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union...

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Patience: The Other Side of th...

Feb 24, 2016 by

Tuesday, during the opening sessions of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Israel Convention, I was impatient. No, the...

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The Supreme Court Vacancy and ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly, a week ago Saturday, I experienced the same surge of emotion that many...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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