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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Shabbat and Social Justice

Jul 28, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, Seven Days, Many Voices: Insights into the Biblical Story of...

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Religion and Relationships on ...

Jun 2, 2017 by

Racial justice is preoccupying many religious leaders.  As in too many other cities across the country, protests erupted in Charlotte...

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The Call to Account Will Conti...

Apr 27, 2017 by

Last week’s parashah, Shemini, describes Aaron’s response to the unexpected, enigmatic death of his two sons: “And Aaron was silent”...

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Each Person Must See Themselve...

Apr 9, 2017 by

“In every generation, each person must see themselves as if they went out of Egypt.” This is my favorite line in the Haggadah. In the...

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