Tornillo: “Shut It Down!...

Dec 13, 2018 by

I was privileged to join a bold and visionary group of midwestern Reform rabbis — led by Rabbis Bruce Elder, Miriam Terlinchamp,...

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Genes Don’t Constitute the Cov...

Oct 16, 2018 by

I have never submitted my DNA for analysis of my ethnic identity, and I am determined not to do so. I suspect that the findings would...

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King David, Bill Clinton, and ...

Sep 27, 2018 by

This summer, I listened to Professor Orit Avnery at the Shalom Hartman Institute, describing King David’s wrongdoing with Bat-Sheva....

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A Less Lonely Path to Repentan...

Sep 5, 2018 by

The High Holy Day days can be a lonely experience. Though many of us gather in overflowing sanctuaries, together with family and...

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“The Sex Talk:” A Uniquely Gra...

Jul 16, 2018 by

At a recent lunch in Jacobs Camps’ dining hall, Jeremy and Jack, co-counselors in a Talmidim (9th grade) bunk, approached me: “When...

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The Most Important Day of Pass...

Apr 5, 2018 by

More American Jews attend a Passover Seder than observe any other Jewish ritual. How do we know? The Pew Research Center tells us.[i]...

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46 Years of Women Rabbis: A Me...

Mar 21, 2018 by

The father in the delivery room has a complicated perspective. I know. I have been there twice. Most of us know little about how our...

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A Sacred Calling Program Remin...

Mar 5, 2018 by

Here at Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, we kicked off a four-part Sacred Calling series this past Shabbat. In many ways,...

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