Our Colleagues in Israel: Rabb...

Aug 4, 2014 by

“There was a siren as we readied for Chupa… and after breaking the glass the sirens sent us back to the shelter…”  “I am gripped with...

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A View from Mount Herzl: CCAR ...

Jul 30, 2014 by

We began at Mt Herzl this morning, the third day of the CCAR Emergency Mission of support for Israel. Mt Herzl is the military...

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Rabbinic Leadership – Fi...

Jun 18, 2014 by

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic arrest of CCAR rabbis in St. Augustine, Florida, where they traveled at the request...

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Immigration Reform: A Renewed ...

Mar 3, 2013 by

Immigration is an age old topic that we as Jews have been considering from the beginnings of our history.  Welcoming the stranger is...

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An Interfaith Prayer for an In...

Jan 25, 2013 by

  This week I attended the National Prayer Service in the Washington National Cathedral on the day after the Inauguration. The...

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Faith in America’s Future Incl...

Jan 21, 2013 by

I was honored today to represent the CCAR at the Inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America, as...

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Arming Rabbis? Not in My Time,...

Dec 28, 2012 by

Yes, I have fired a gun on more than one occasion; most recently at a training range on a Kibbutz in Israel* in 2009 and early on as...

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Chanukah Blessing in the White...

Dec 14, 2012 by

Many mixed emotions ran through me last night as the harmonious voices of hundreds of Jewish community leaders joined with the...

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