Belgium Raises It All… Over Ag...

Mar 23, 2016 by

Belgium raises it all… over again. This week we read in the Torah (Parashat Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36), once again, of laws pertaining...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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CCAR 2015: Don’t Sit Bac...

Mar 17, 2015 by

“Hoy hasha’ananim b’tzion, Woe to them that are at ease in Zion.” (Amos 6:1) “Sit back, relax, and...

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A Day For Rejoicing: Human Rig...

Mar 17, 2015 by

The Psalmist wrote, “this is the day the Eternal has made, let us rejoice in it” (Ps. 118:24). Last Monday at the CCAR convention...

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The Red Tent: Oddly Compelling...

Dec 11, 2014 by

I was slightly too young to swoon over the iconic mini-series “The Thorn Birds” in the early 1980’s (though my babysitters weren’t). ...

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“Rabbi, How Can I Pray if I Do...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Many of us find it difficult to think of the world as having any kind of metaphysical aspect to it at all. But if that’s the case,...

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Meaning in a Half-Opened Eye: ...

Sep 3, 2014 by

When I interviewed for hospice chaplain jobs, a question I got just about every time was, “What do you do when you visit an...

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Mussar for Rabbis: Order

Jul 8, 2014 by

Alan Morinis teaches that each נשמה (neshamah – soul) has its own “curriculum.” In other words, each of us is out...

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