Why I Wear a Yarmulke

Dec 13, 2016 by

While I was riding the subway home from school yesterday, six very large white men stepped onto the subway together. There was no act...

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Reflections on 50 Years in the...

Dec 12, 2016 by

Because my classmates and are celebrating our 50th year in the rabbinate, it’s not at all surprising that I find myself in a...

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Post-Election Reflection

Dec 8, 2016 by

I’ve had a few weeks to reflect since our post-election call; I imagine you all have.  I have experienced a heightened awareness of...

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Some Movies Deserve to Be R...

Nov 29, 2016 by

“Allied” opens in Casablanca, home to the most classic of World War II movies. Its protagonists, Marianne (Marion...

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A Vote For, or a Vote Against

Nov 7, 2016 by

Something strange has happened this election year.  Instead of focusing on how uniquely qualified, informed, compassionate, and...

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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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Growing Deep

Sep 30, 2016 by

How to find and offer wisdom in a polarized world? We live in an uncompromising age, a time of hard edges and bristling polemic.  Our...

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How Netflix’s Stranger Things ...

Sep 27, 2016 by

The Un’taneh Tokef calls to mind the profound uncertainties with which we live each day, and the reality that life often unfolds in...

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