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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Reform Rabbis Worldwide Renew ...

Mar 28, 2016 by

Over 300 Reform Rabbis – North American, Israeli, European, Australian, Russian and from elsewhere – gathered in Jerusalem and Tel...

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Hebron, a City of Conflicting ...

Feb 25, 2016 by

The Explore Israel track option enticed me immediately: “Hebron, a City of Conflicting Narratives and Religious...

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Why Rabbis Need Rabbinic Conve...

Apr 9, 2014 by

I’m just back from the Central Conference of American Rabbis convention, a gathering of 600 Reform Rabbis from all over the United...

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Chanukah: The Miracle of Givin...

Nov 24, 2013 by

We each have moments when we step back and take stock. Opportunities afforded to us because the year has turned one full cycle and...

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13 Ways a Rabbi Can Help Jews ...

Nov 12, 2013 by

I have just co-lead a class at HUC-JIR in their Pastoral Counseling Course on addictions and how Rabbis and congregations can be...

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