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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King David, Bill Clinton, and ...

Sep 27, 2018 by

This summer, I listened to Professor Orit Avnery at the Shalom Hartman Institute, describing King David’s wrongdoing with Bat-Sheva....

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Creation: Fed up with Tohu

Sep 7, 2018 by

I am honored and excited to be the new editor at the CCAR Press. Under the leadership of Rabbi Hara Person, I will be listening to...

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It’s Not the Apocalypse

Sep 4, 2018 by

Many people are speaking like it’s the end of days. We know these people.  Sometimes, we are these people.  The way our world is...

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