Walking the Plank

Mar 12, 2019 by

Our twin themes of the 2019 CCAR Convention in Cincinnati are the celebrations of both the 130th birthday of the Central Conference...

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Eulogy for Albert Vorspan

Feb 22, 2019 by

This Eulogy for Albert Vorspan was shared with permission from Rabbi David Stern: I am standing here today because of a sacred pact...

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When Vision Replaces Anger

Jan 22, 2019 by

I’ve been thinking about darkness. In part, that is because there has literally been so much darkness during these last several...

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On Global Jewish Responsibilit...

Jan 9, 2019 by

This is an excerpt from the essay, “On Global Jewish Responsibility: Putting the Olam in Tikkun Olam,” by Ruth W. Messinger and Rabbi...

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Accessing the World of Meaning...

Nov 21, 2018 by

The tension between keva and kavanah in our worship is always there.  The fixed texts of our liturgy guide us through our daily...

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#lovetriumphs

Nov 12, 2018 by

As the fires still raged, I took a break to marry Lindsey Cooper and Laura Berman down on the Santa Monica beach (leaving our Fire...

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Two Questions to Ask as We Ref...

Nov 12, 2018 by

On Nov. 7, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Canada’s behalf for turning away the MS St. Louis from the Halifax harbour...

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A Prayer: Standing with The Tr...

Oct 28, 2018 by

In light of yesterday’s horrific violence at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, we share this prayer that Rabbi Kedar...

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