The Jew of Whitehorse

Aug 1, 2018 by

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel up to Whitehorse, Canada, a city of some 30,000 people in Yukon Territory. Why did I go...

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Modern Voice, Ancient Yearning

Jul 17, 2018 by

Contemporary liturgy is a response to the call of the siddur and the call of our hearts. The siddur carries the weight of history,...

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It’s Alright To Cry – Parashat...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Those of us of a certain age will remember Rosey Grier, the pro-football player known for his penchant for needlepoint.  His large...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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Delve Deeper into the Siddur

Nov 29, 2017 by

Upon three things, our tradition says, the world stands:  upon Torah, upon worship, and upon acts of loving-kindness. Of the three,...

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50 Years a Rabbi: A Path Less ...

Nov 6, 2017 by

Martin Buber’s philosophy and Hasidic spiritual revival, along with my attraction to intensive small group experiences, brought me to...

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A New Amen

Nov 3, 2017 by

The Talmud asks, what is the meaning of the word ‘amen’? Rabbi Ḥanina responds: “It is an acronym of the words: “God, faithful...

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Approaching the Days of Awe: T...

Sep 5, 2017 by

A blessing—in Hebrew, b’rakhah—is a special kind of utterance that can turn a moment into an event. Blessings intensify life by...

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