I Want us to Get Comfortable W...

Mar 23, 2017 by

“I want us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” April Baskin’s hope for our movement (expressed near the end of Wednesday’s...

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What Happens When We Listen?

Mar 23, 2017 by

Our world has become filled with talking.  We have to push our thoughts and opinions out into the world in an effort to convince...

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Collecting Rabbis

Mar 22, 2017 by

I collect rabbis. As a young boy, it seemed to me, being a rabbi was a profound and precious use of a Jewish soul. To inspire Torah...

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Shining a Light into the Darkn...

Mar 22, 2017 by

As American life becomes darker for many, as hatred, bigotry, and anger gains an  historic foothold in public discourse and public...

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B’dibur Echad

Mar 21, 2017 by

 I tried to leave the room without making any noise at 6:40 this morning. Nevertheless, my husband called out, “Where are you going...

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Do Not Be Afraid: Stand Firm a...

Mar 21, 2017 by

Most years I want to go to the CCAR convention.  But this year, this year I had to go. I needed to see my friends and colleagues. I...

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On Being a First Timer

Mar 21, 2017 by

What is it like being a first timer at Convention 2017? It’s thrilling because I have so many new colleagues (and there are so many...

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CCAR 2017 Convention: “We Need...

Mar 20, 2017 by

There’s a saying attributed to Rabbi Elliot Kleinman that the weather at convention is always “72 and fluorescent” (I’d say it’s...

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