High Holy Day Family Sermon St...

Aug 30, 2017 by

Oh my goodness, are you so tired? I am so tired. Like, my leg bones ache, so tired. And oh good heavens, there is only a month left...

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Mishkan HaLev: Transported Bey...

Jun 28, 2017 by

A prayerbook is a repository of rituals and ceremonies; its language is often formulaic and sometimes feels abstract. Yet the rituals...

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Mishkan HaLev: Trying the New ...

Dec 16, 2016 by

I am sitting in the Metropolitan Opera House waiting for my favorite moment.  Those majestic crystal chandeliers start rising high...

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Wandering in the Desert with M...

Nov 30, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: Most of the blogs on RavBlog are written by CCAR members. Occasionally, we share a blog by a special guest with a...

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Yom Kippur and Hurricane Mathe...

Oct 19, 2016 by

When one is forced to abandon one’s home due to a hurricane or a natural disaster, it feels strange to walk around another community...

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How Can We Sleep?

Oct 6, 2016 by

It was my grandmother who asked me, “Why do rabbis always talk about Jonah on Yom Kippur? Can’t they think of some other subject?” ...

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What We Can Learn about Placem...

Oct 5, 2016 by

As my service as the CCAR Placement Director is winding down and my sojourn in New York is coming to a close, I find myself...

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Pulling Out an Old Friend Befo...

Sep 30, 2016 by

With the New Year set to begin shortly, I know most of my rabbinical friends are working very hard to craft their sermons and iyunim....

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