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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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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“Rabbi, How Can I Pray if I Do...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Many of us find it difficult to think of the world as having any kind of metaphysical aspect to it at all. But if that’s the case,...

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