Hero or Imposter? As a Rabbi S...

Dec 28, 2018 by

Another week passed, and with it, the ups and downs of caring for a community traumatized by the triple devastations: a synagogue...

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When the Rabbi Feels Trauma: L...

Dec 3, 2018 by

We jumped into the fire, but many of us feel fortunate like we have come out relatively unscathed. Or at least that’s how it might...

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#lovetriumphs

Nov 12, 2018 by

As the fires still raged, I took a break to marry Lindsey Cooper and Laura Berman down on the Santa Monica beach (leaving our Fire...

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A Poem about Then(?)

Jun 20, 2018 by

Comparisons between the Holocaust and contemporary issues are difficult to assess. We maintain that the Shoah was unique in its...

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There’s So Much I Don’t Know a...

Mar 21, 2018 by

I get energized when I discover a key to unlocking the meaning of a significant text that previously had eluded me. Having realized...

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Shining a Light into the Darkn...

Mar 22, 2017 by

As American life becomes darker for many, as hatred, bigotry, and anger gains an  historic foothold in public discourse and public...

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When Torah Becomes “Mine...

Oct 20, 2016 by

That look in their eyes when, for the first time in their lives, Torah is placed in their arms, is precious. In that moment, they...

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Seder on the Dining Room Floor

Apr 1, 2016 by

Years ago, unplanned repair work on our house in early spring devastated our kitchen and dining room, ripped up our living room...

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