Convention is an Opportunity t...

Feb 15, 2018 by

וְעָ֥שׂוּ לִ֖י מִקְדָּ֑שׁ וְשָׁכַנְתִּ֖י בְּתוֹכָֽם׃ Make me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among you. (Exodus 25:9) וַיִּ֥בֶן...

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CCAR Convention: A Spark for L...

Jan 24, 2018 by

One of the aspects of CCAR Convention that I have come to love is the opportunity to engage with some of the best scholars of our...

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Sea Level: First-timer Reflect...

Mar 28, 2017 by

I am not a big-hotel person. Wandering through long hallways, going up and down in mirrored elevators and walking on endless carpeted...

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Stayed On Freedom

Mar 28, 2017 by

“I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.” This week, as part of the CCAR rabbinical convention in Atlanta, I had the...

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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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