My Epiphany

Feb 28, 2019 by

Having been raised in a traditionally observant Jewish home and attending Orthodox yeshivot from kindergarten through ordination and...

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Anticipating Cincinnati 2019

Feb 25, 2019 by

Several of my fellow Convention Committee members have offered reflections in this space about the upcoming convention. I join them...

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50 Years in the Rabbinate

Feb 13, 2019 by

About the time I was ordained, Arnold Jacob Wolf alav ha-shalom, wrote a paper entitled, The Ideal Synagogue. I have saved it over...

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The Road Taken

Feb 12, 2019 by

My classmates and I walked out of Isaac Mayer Wise Temple on Plum Street in Cincinnati 50 years ago with smiles on our faces and the...

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Apologies to Marie Kondo

Feb 8, 2019 by

Recently the self-appointed organizing guru, Marie Kondo, stated on her Netflix show Tidying up with Marie Kondo, “ideally keep less...

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Learning and Connecting at CCA...

Feb 7, 2019 by

I stood as I’ve done thousands of times before with my eyes closed concentrating on the words, Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai...

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Fifty Year Reflections

Jan 17, 2019 by

In many ways, the Reform movement is quite different today than it was when I was ordained. The Union Prayer Book was used in our...

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The First Time I Was a Rabbi

Jan 16, 2019 by

The first time I was a rabbi happened in a small town in West Virginia. It was not what I had expected. I’m pretty sure it was 1965...

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