It’s Alright To Cry – Parashat...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Those of us of a certain age will remember Rosey Grier, the pro-football player known for his penchant for needlepoint.  His large...

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Reflections on 50 Years as a R...

Feb 10, 2017 by

I was ordained a rabbi on the Shabbat before the Six-Day War erupted in Israel in 1967.  Little did I realize then how powerfully...

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What it Means to Be American: ...

May 26, 2016 by

Francis Salvador was the first Jewish American to die in service to America.  He was the kind of person that Jacob Marcus z”l  would...

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Memorial Day: Reflections of a...

May 22, 2015 by

“It’s almost like being home.”  This was the response of a young Soldier at Forward Operating Base Taji, Iraq, following the Passover...

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Memorial Day: Reflections from...

May 21, 2015 by

A year ago, I was invited to speak at Central Synagogue for the occasion of Memorial Day. In my remarks, I focused on how this...

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Rabbis in the Military

Apr 28, 2013 by

10,000 Jews are in the uniform of the United States Armed Forces, and CCAR rabbis are among those who serve their spiritual and...

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