“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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True, Whether It Happened or N...

Jan 9, 2018 by

Critics hate the scene. It’s manufactured. It never happened. Fake news. I’m talking about the episode in The Darkest Hour, when...

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Social Justice in 2018: Not fo...

Dec 29, 2017 by

A cherished friend of mine, a Christian working as a Synagogue Administrator, once asked me, “How are the same people both...

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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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