Showing Up – Now more than Eve...

Nov 25, 2015 by

This February the CCAR will be convening in Israel.  While it’s always a good time to go to Israel, this February offers an...

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Welcoming Rabbi Victor Appell ...

Aug 13, 2015 by

Like many, I have been exploring Mishkan HaNefesh. Opening up a new book is always an act filled with possibilities. If it is a work...

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We All Count: To See Ourselves...

Apr 16, 2015 by

This blog is the second in a series from Rabbis Organizing Rabbis connecting the period of the Omer to the issue of race and class...

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Rabbinic Soul Maintenance

Nov 20, 2014 by

I recently met with a colleague who informed me that she really doesn’t like to ask God for help, especially during Tishrei,...

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Machzor Blog: Liturgy with a C...

Jul 1, 2013 by

Several years ago one of my congregants captured the essence of a discussion about a future Reform Machzor by saying, “I would like...

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Reform Movement Welcomes Rulin...

Jun 26, 2013 by

Reform Movement leaders issued a statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality in the cases...

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Machzor Blog: Rosh HaShanah Mo...

Jun 21, 2013 by

The most traditional texts for the Torah reading on Rosh HaShanah morning are Genesis 21 and Genesis 22. In many congregations that...

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Machzor Blog: Thoughts on Tora...

Jun 19, 2013 by

Our congregation, Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York, has been worshipping with a draft copy of Mishkan HaNefesh for...

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