Collecting Rabbis

Mar 22, 2017 by

I collect rabbis. As a young boy, it seemed to me, being a rabbi was a profound and precious use of a Jewish soul. To inspire Torah...

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There is No Moment Too Small o...

Mar 13, 2017 by

We are surrounded by holiness. By beauty. By wonder and awe. At the same time, we must live life as it’s offered to us, sometimes...

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Sharing the Journey: The Hagga...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Passover Seders in my family were always large affairs.  Persons who had no place to go for Seder (“Welcome the stranger…”) and...

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Nu, Did You Know? What’s New F...

Feb 22, 2017 by

There is so much going on around us that it is easy to let information slip through the cracks. As we head toward Convention, our...

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The Story Behind “Come, Rain” ...

Feb 21, 2017 by

“Come, Rain” is not only a prayer for rain, it’s a metaphor for the blessings of love. Love waters our lives, our hopes, and our...

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Mishkan HaLev: Trying the New ...

Dec 16, 2016 by

I am sitting in the Metropolitan Opera House waiting for my favorite moment.  Those majestic crystal chandeliers start rising high...

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“The Principle of the Ongoing ...

Dec 5, 2016 by

“How does one determine the proper way to keep Shabbat?” I get that question regularly from Jews who do not follow halachah...

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Wandering in the Desert with M...

Nov 30, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: Most of the blogs on RavBlog are written by CCAR members. Occasionally, we share a blog by a special guest with a...

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