I Do: When Fantasy Clashes Wit...

Dec 9, 2014 by

As anyone who has been married can tell you, marriage is all about reality: it is the process of creating a joint future in close...

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Texas: Unexpected Moments of A...

Dec 1, 2014 by

It has happened to me (more than once in my lifetime) that a person will come and tell me something about what will happen next in my...

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“Rabbi, How Can I Pray if I Do...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Many of us find it difficult to think of the world as having any kind of metaphysical aspect to it at all. But if that’s the case,...

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What’s wrong with ethnic jokes...

Apr 30, 2014 by

When I was an undergraduate, I spent a semester abroad in Germany. I was there, of course, to learn German: that was the express...

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Home Again: After the Women of...

Nov 20, 2013 by

I am home again, missing Israel. In the time since I returned from the CCAR/WRN Women of the Wall Rabbinic Mission, I have been asked...

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My Tallit Is from Israel: CCAR...

Nov 6, 2013 by

My tallit is from Israel. It is the tallit that I wore daily during my year in Israel, wore when I was ordained, stood under when I...

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Why I’m Going to Israel ...

Nov 1, 2013 by

I am packing for Israel, after a long time away. Like nearly all Reform Rabbis, I spent my first year of the rabbinical program in...

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