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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Fifty Years in the Reform Rabb...

Dec 27, 2016 by

Let me begin this blog by saying that I grew up in Cincinnati, for many years the beating heart of Reform Judaism in America,...

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My Rabbinate at 50 years

Dec 19, 2016 by

The gift of being a Rabbi was not a conscious decision but rather a tender and loving commandment “This is what you will...

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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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