Seder on the Dining Room Floor

Apr 1, 2016 by

Years ago, unplanned repair work on our house in early spring devastated our kitchen and dining room, ripped up our living room...

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Beta Testing Mishkan T’filah f...

Aug 7, 2015 by

I was completely geeking out!! There’s not much better for this rabbi than seeing young Jews who are passionate about their Judaism...

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L’chol Z’man v’Eit – The Time ...

Mar 12, 2015 by

When I was ordained in 1987, Rabbi Alexander Schindler presented each of us with a Rabbi’s Manual. Over the years the binding of my...

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Hin’ni: The First Step Into th...

Sep 22, 2014 by

Last year I was in Jerusalem for the High Holy Days. The experience of being in Israel for this focal point of the Jewish year,...

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Introducing “Lights in t...

Aug 20, 2014 by

In anticipation of the forthcoming publication of Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions, CCAR...

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First Encounter with The Sacre...

May 28, 2014 by

Here’s a hint that the intersection of Judaism and sexuality is a complex, multi-faceted, and endlessly fascinating topic: the new...

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Post-Pesach Blog: Zero-Based S...

Apr 23, 2014 by

Passover might be over, but it’s not too late (or too early…) to look back and start to bank ideas for next year.  Rabbi...

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Pesach Blog: Why is this Hagga...

Mar 18, 2014 by

Purim is over so Pesach is not far away.  My congregation has the new CCAR Haggadah (Sharing the Journey) set and ready to go for a...

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