Delve Deeper into the Siddur

Nov 29, 2017 by

Upon three things, our tradition says, the world stands:  upon Torah, upon worship, and upon acts of loving-kindness. Of the three,...

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Embracing Reform Judaism: Behi...

Nov 28, 2017 by

My dream of editing a book on Reform Judaism for the CCAR Press began germinating in college. Late one evening, I wandered into the...

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Something for Everyone: Rabbi ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

“To ask something of God is to praise the Holy One, for it demonstrates the worshiper’s belief that God has the power to grant the...

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Engaging with Israel on your o...

Nov 20, 2017 by

As The Fragile Dialogue explores, Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish Community....

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Recharging Judaism, A Partners...

Nov 17, 2017 by

A single sermon cannot heal our world.  A single person cannot heal our world.  Social justice is a collective endeavor.  We need...

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Recharging Judaism: Strengthen...

Nov 16, 2017 by

Each morning we face the news of the evening before. I often pick up my smartphone with dread. Who will be cast into fear and despair...

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The Relevance of Prayer in the...

Nov 14, 2017 by

The morning after the Las Vegas Massacre, several identical posts appeared on Facebook, many from rabbis, declaring that ‘Prayer is...

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A New Amen

Nov 3, 2017 by

The Talmud asks, what is the meaning of the word ‘amen’? Rabbi Ḥanina responds: “It is an acronym of the words: “God, faithful...

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