An Introduction to the Sacred ...

Feb 4, 2019 by

The beginning of 2019 has to shoulder much of the heavy heritage of 2018. Growing international and national political conflicts...

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Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice ...

Jan 25, 2019 by

Pirkei Avot stands out among the sixty-three tractates of the Mishnah as a treatise devoted to ethical exhortation and guidance. Some...

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Where Grief Resides: New Arena...

Jan 24, 2019 by

When our Temple stood in Jerusalem and was destroyed, the community entered a period of collective grief. In response, the Rabbis...

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Dreaming a New American Econom...

Jan 23, 2019 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s forthcoming publication, The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic, we...

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When Vision Replaces Anger

Jan 22, 2019 by

I’ve been thinking about darkness. In part, that is because there has literally been so much darkness during these last several...

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Fifty Year Reflections

Jan 17, 2019 by

In many ways, the Reform movement is quite different today than it was when I was ordained. The Union Prayer Book was used in our...

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The First Time I Was a Rabbi

Jan 16, 2019 by

The first time I was a rabbi happened in a small town in West Virginia. It was not what I had expected. I’m pretty sure it was 1965...

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