On Living Text

Jul 17, 2017 by

Our tradition teaches that there are seventy faces of the Torah. Originally, shiv’im panim laTorah  referred to the...

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Swiftly Flow the Days

Jul 13, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, we’ve...

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It’s Lonely in the Middl...

Jul 6, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, we’ve...

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What’s in an Anniversary?

Jun 29, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, we’ve...

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Mishkan HaLev: Transported Bey...

Jun 28, 2017 by

A prayerbook is a repository of rituals and ceremonies; its language is often formulaic and sometimes feels abstract. Yet the rituals...

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My Classmate Was A Force of Na...

Jun 27, 2017 by

Each of my HUC-JIR classmates (Cincinnati ’60) has had a transformative impact on his congregation or community.  (Yes, sadly we were...

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Heroic Prayer: Climbing out of...

Apr 27, 2017 by

“Why pray? And what is prayer, to you?” Rabbi Don Goor asked me as I sat in front of the crowd at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem last week. It...

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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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