Texas: Unexpected Moments of A...

Dec 1, 2014 by

It has happened to me (more than once in my lifetime) that a person will come and tell me something about what will happen next in my...

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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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Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

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Buying Forgiveness on Credit

Oct 1, 2014 by

Avinu Malkeinu – one of the central prayers associated with the High Holy Days. I remember a congregant in my last community...

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Blessings are Expressions of G...

Sep 30, 2014 by

One of my favorite parts of any Jewish worship service is the section sometimes labeled ‘Nisim she’b’chol...

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Hin’ni: The First Step Into th...

Sep 22, 2014 by

Last year I was in Jerusalem for the High Holy Days. The experience of being in Israel for this focal point of the Jewish year,...

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To Be – I Am Alive Again...

Sep 18, 2014 by

When the new edition of a Reform Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals, Mishkan Tefilah, was published a few years ago, some of the...

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Will You Hear My Cry? More Fro...

Sep 15, 2014 by

One of the most emotionally heart-tugging prayers and melodies of the High Holy Days is a petition called Sh’ma Koleinu. In a...

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