Reflections on 50 Years as a R...

Feb 10, 2017 by

I was ordained a rabbi on the Shabbat before the Six-Day War erupted in Israel in 1967.  Little did I realize then how powerfully...

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Reflections from Rabbi Ferenc ...

Jan 4, 2017 by

It has been my destiny to always serve congregations in cities and towns that start with the letter “B”:  Budapest, Hungary;...

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Reflections on 50 Years in the...

Dec 12, 2016 by

Because my classmates and are celebrating our 50th year in the rabbinate, it’s not at all surprising that I find myself in a...

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Prayer Revisited

Aug 26, 2016 by

For years, I led people in prayer. It was always clear to me that prayer operates on three levels—personal, communal, and universal....

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Discovering Reform Judaism

Aug 15, 2016 by

My religious training began in Istanbul, Turkey in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue to which my parents belonged. I excelled in my...

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Rabbi Philip Berkowitz –...

Aug 4, 2016 by

First and foremost, my emphasis in the rabbinate was pastoral. I was blessed to serve two congregations. One in Pontiac, Michigan and...

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