Blessing Up: A Chanukah Lesson...

Nov 29, 2018 by

At a Shabbat service led by two b’nei mitzvah students in my congregation, I was lulled into a meditative frame of mind. As if...

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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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How to Live Without Regret

Jul 2, 2014 by

A Russian short story portrays an aristocrat who has only a few days to live. When he replays the tape of his life in his mind he...

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Chanukah Blessing in the White...

Dec 14, 2012 by

Many mixed emotions ran through me last night as the harmonious voices of hundreds of Jewish community leaders joined with the...

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