Reflections and Concerns Upon ...

Jul 15, 2014 by

I returned this morning from a week in Israel. I had planned to, under the auspices of AIPAC and with 17 other “progressive” rabbis...

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Why the Supreme Court’s ...

May 7, 2014 by

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a split decision to keep intact its perceived understanding of permitting sectarian...

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Post-Pesach Blog: Zero-Based S...

Apr 23, 2014 by

Passover might be over, but it’s not too late (or too early…) to look back and start to bank ideas for next year.  Rabbi...

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Pesach Blog: Why is this Hagga...

Mar 18, 2014 by

Purim is over so Pesach is not far away.  My congregation has the new CCAR Haggadah (Sharing the Journey) set and ready to go for a...

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Pesach Blog: How I Learned to ...

Feb 23, 2014 by

My history with haggadot is probably typical but certainly multi-layered.  I grew up with the venerable Union Haggadah.  In...

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Machzor Blog: The Gates are Cl...

Jan 24, 2014 by

The N’ilah service on late Yom Kippur afternoon is notable for its image of the Gates of Repentance closing their doors.  At this...

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Machzor Blog: Rosh HaShanah Mo...

Jun 21, 2013 by

The most traditional texts for the Torah reading on Rosh HaShanah morning are Genesis 21 and Genesis 22. In many congregations that...

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Machzor Blog: Unetaneh Tokef

May 21, 2013 by

I was asked to serve on the core editorial for the new Reform Machzor in November of 2009.  Our first actual meeting was in January,...

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