50 Blessed Years in the Rabbin...

Nov 30, 2017 by

“Love is Blue” was playing on the radio as I drove home from HUC on Clifton Avenue after the lottery was over and my number...

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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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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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Knowing Before Whom I Stand

Jan 31, 2017 by

Bashert: I believe that my encounters in the Rabbinate were meant to be! My paternal grandmother was my first spiritual teacher. Her...

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Reflections on 50 Years in the...

Jan 24, 2017 by

Little did I know that when I was accepted to a new undergraduate-graduate program at HUC-JIR and the University of Cincinnati in...

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Looking Back on 50 years in th...

Jan 17, 2017 by

As the 50th anniversary of my ordination at HUC-JIR approaches, I’d like to share three of the most rewarding aspects of my...

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The Road Not Taken

Jan 9, 2017 by

I grew up in a loving Orthodox family in Boston.  When I was 9 years old, my world changed.  I was playing in the streets with an...

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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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