Total Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017 by

As most of us know quite well, today (Monday, August 21st) there will be a rare event in our country: a total solar eclipse. In...

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Introducing Divrei Mishkan HaN...

Jun 22, 2016 by

Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh, newly released by CCAR Press, is a compendium to the new machzor of the Reform Movement, Mishkan HaNefesh:...

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Paradoxes in Israel 2016

Feb 29, 2016 by

Today is February 29, a leap day and plot device in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, Pirates of Penzance. In the story, Young...

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Opening the Sacred Envelope: T...

Jun 16, 2015 by

Some weeks ago I was sitting in a synagogue in the Upper East Side of New York on a beautiful May morning, listening to the beautiful...

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Inside Mishkan HaNefesh: Doing...

May 11, 2015 by

At one point in the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore lets Harry know that there will come a time when he has to choose between what is...

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Inside Mishkan HaNefesh: A Let...

May 11, 2015 by

What follows is a hypothetical letter written after this coming Yom Kippur to myself. Dear Myself from Three Months Ago, As I munch...

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Why Is the Shofar Service in T...

May 8, 2015 by

With Mishkan HaNefesh now close to being published, the decision regarding the Shofar sections made by the editors many years ago,...

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Do Not Adjust Your Machzor! It...

May 5, 2015 by

With Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform machzor, reaching the public for the first time, it is natural that some of the differences...

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