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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Memorial Day: Reflections from...

May 21, 2015 by

A year ago, I was invited to speak at Central Synagogue for the occasion of Memorial Day. In my remarks, I focused on how this...

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