When the Rabbi Feels Trauma: L...

Dec 3, 2018 by

We jumped into the fire, but many of us feel fortunate like we have come out relatively unscathed. Or at least that’s how it might...

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Prayer in the Aftermath of a T...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Our God and God of all people, God of the Rich and God of the poor. God of the teacher and God of the student. God of the families...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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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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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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Don’t Let Me Struggle Alone: C...

Oct 22, 2014 by

We are blessed to have family and friends whom we rely upon, just as they rely upon us.  As rabbis, we also are blessed to serve...

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Mussar for Rabbis – Bitachon (...

Sep 17, 2014 by

“Rabbi, I wouldn’t want your job,” congregants have often said to me, most often in connection with the rabbi’s...

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#36rabbis – Why I’...

Apr 1, 2014 by

I am about 2 hrs and 10 minutes away from shave-time, and it occurs to me that I should probably try to put into words why it is that...

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