50 Blessed Years in the Rabbin...

Nov 30, 2017 by

“Love is Blue” was playing on the radio as I drove home from HUC on Clifton Avenue after the lottery was over and my number...

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WUPJ Connections 2017 – Differ...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s Connections 2017 conference in...

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Sea Level: First-timer Reflect...

Mar 28, 2017 by

I am not a big-hotel person. Wandering through long hallways, going up and down in mirrored elevators and walking on endless carpeted...

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Stayed On Freedom

Mar 28, 2017 by

“I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.” This week, as part of the CCAR rabbinical convention in Atlanta, I had the...

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I Want us to Get Comfortable W...

Mar 23, 2017 by

“I want us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” April Baskin’s hope for our movement (expressed near the end of Wednesday’s...

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What Happens When We Listen?

Mar 23, 2017 by

Our world has become filled with talking.  We have to push our thoughts and opinions out into the world in an effort to convince...

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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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Shining a Light into the Darkn...

Mar 22, 2017 by

As American life becomes darker for many, as hatred, bigotry, and anger gains an  historic foothold in public discourse and public...

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