Circular Rainbows, Fractals, a...

Aug 8, 2017 by

“Renew the old and sanctify the new.”  – Rav Abraham Isaac Kook The thoughtful use of technology can enhance Jewish spiritual...

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The Second Day: A Pilot’s Pers...

Jul 24, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, Seven Days, Many Voices: Insights into the Biblical Story of Creation,...

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Rabbi, I Don’t Need Religion t...

Dec 29, 2016 by

I cannot recall how many times over the years I’ve heard the words: “Rabbi, I don’t need religion to be a good person.” I am sure we...

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Sitting With the Unknown: Cont...

Dec 20, 2016 by

I have a quote on my bathroom vanity that reads, “I have no idea what’s going to happen, and I love it!”  In the middle there is a...

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What is God’s Relationship to ...

Sep 22, 2016 by

As we ask big questions during the High Holy Days, Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions,...

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If I Should Meet God

Apr 26, 2016 by

A disciple came to his rabbi and lamented: “Rabbi, I have all these terrible thoughts. I am even afraid to say them. I feel...

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Spirituality in the Rabbinate

Dec 2, 2015 by

I was ordained in 2007, and accepted the position as the solo rabbi in a very small, extremely remote congregation in southeast...

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Renewing Our Spiritual Infrast...

Jan 6, 2015 by

In May 1999, about 15 ½ years ago, the Conference passed its Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, the Pittsburgh Principles,...

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