Rabbi, I Don’t Need Religion t...

Dec 29, 2016 by

I cannot recall how many times over the years I’ve heard the words: “Rabbi, I don’t need religion to be a good person.” I am sure we...

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On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Fu...

Nov 23, 2016 by

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting deeply and with profound movement of spirit and heart upon two weeks of listening,...

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Standing as Witness and Capabl...

Nov 8, 2016 by

Today is Election Day. Along with my wife, colleagues at The Temple Rabbis Peter Berg, Loren Filson Lapidus, Lydia Medwin, an...

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Nitzavim: Standing Up for Vote...

Nov 7, 2016 by

As we approach the Presidential election this Tuesday, I think we are all experiencing a bit of fatigue.  The stakes certainly seem...

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When Torah Becomes “Mine...

Oct 20, 2016 by

That look in their eyes when, for the first time in their lives, Torah is placed in their arms, is precious. In that moment, they...

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My Recent Visit to Israel

Sep 21, 2016 by

When I first attended HUC-JIR in Cincinnati back in 1959, Reform rabbis were still divided in their commitment to the new Jewish...

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One Is Silver and the Other’s ...

Sep 12, 2016 by

“Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We all heard and likely sang that ditty as children. We...

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Selling Judaism

Aug 18, 2016 by

For a long time, the perception has been that marketing and Judaism are like oil and water — they just don’t mix.  Active outreach...

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