Love and Washing: Preparing fo...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The time of death was 6:55 pm, last night.  The patient was 2 weeks old.  Her name means “journey,” her mother explained. As the...

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Welcoming Elijah in Iraq

Mar 30, 2018 by

During my 38 years of military service, I had the honor of traveling twice to Iraq to celebrate Passover with deployed...

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It’s Alright To Cry – Parashat...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Those of us of a certain age will remember Rosey Grier, the pro-football player known for his penchant for needlepoint.  His large...

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Reflections on 50 Years as a R...

Feb 10, 2017 by

I was ordained a rabbi on the Shabbat before the Six-Day War erupted in Israel in 1967.  Little did I realize then how powerfully...

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On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Fu...

Nov 23, 2016 by

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting deeply and with profound movement of spirit and heart upon two weeks of listening,...

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What it Means to Be American: ...

May 26, 2016 by

Francis Salvador was the first Jewish American to die in service to America.  He was the kind of person that Jacob Marcus z”l  would...

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APA Mental Health Guide for Fa...

Jul 16, 2015 by

The American Psychiatric Association has just released new resources on mental health for faith leaders. Thanks to our colleague...

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Memorial Day: Reflections of a...

May 22, 2015 by

“It’s almost like being home.”  This was the response of a young Soldier at Forward Operating Base Taji, Iraq, following the Passover...

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