Seven Days, Many Voices: Insig...

Jan 31, 2018 by

“Creation has us consider who we are at our most fundamental.” These words, in Rabbi Benjamin David’s introduction to his anthology,...

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How We Struggle to Translate t...

Dec 21, 2017 by

Songs Ascending may be the high point in Richard Levy’s career—a career filled with high points. Whether in his more Olympian...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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Embracing Reform Judaism: Behi...

Nov 28, 2017 by

My dream of editing a book on Reform Judaism for the CCAR Press began germinating in college. Late one evening, I wandered into the...

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Something for Everyone: Rabbi ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

“To ask something of God is to praise the Holy One, for it demonstrates the worshiper’s belief that God has the power to grant the...

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Engaging with Israel on your o...

Nov 20, 2017 by

As The Fragile Dialogue explores, Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish Community....

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Honoring Tradition, Embracing ...

Sep 14, 2017 by

I could not have known, when I first began working at Congregation Rodeph Sholom as a second-year rabbinic student, just how much my...

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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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