Putting the Mitzvah Back into ...

Nov 22, 2017 by

About two years ago, my friend and teacher Rabbi Peter Levi described his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah service. Instead of doing the early...

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Recharging Judaism, A Partners...

Nov 17, 2017 by

A single sermon cannot heal our world.  A single person cannot heal our world.  Social justice is a collective endeavor.  We need...

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Recharging Judaism: Strengthen...

Nov 16, 2017 by

Each morning we face the news of the evening before. I often pick up my smartphone with dread. Who will be cast into fear and despair...

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The Relevance of Prayer in the...

Nov 14, 2017 by

The morning after the Las Vegas Massacre, several identical posts appeared on Facebook, many from rabbis, declaring that ‘Prayer is...

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A Narrow Bridge

Sep 8, 2017 by

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav[i] taught: “All the world is a very narrow bridge; the key is not to be paralyzed by fear.” I have been on...

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DACA and Your Congregation: As...

Sep 7, 2017 by

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai taught:  People were on a ship.  One of them took a drill and started drilling underneath him.  The others...

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Minister March for Justice

Aug 29, 2017 by

Yesterday I had the privilege of addressing the Ministers March For Justice. It was a day filled with inspiring moments. In these...

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After Charlottesville

Aug 15, 2017 by

On August 21, 1790, George Washington wrote to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island: “…the Government of the...

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