Going Beyond the Shanah Tovah ...

Sep 11, 2018 by

I miss Rosh Hashanah cards.  They used to begin arriving in my mail box about three weeks before Rosh Hashanah.  Sometimes I knew I...

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What Can I Say? Fostering Civi...

Sep 10, 2018 by

The Talmud teaches, “With words world are created…” As clergy, the High Holiday season fills us with awe and trembling because our...

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Creation: Fed up with Tohu

Sep 7, 2018 by

I am honored and excited to be the new editor at the CCAR Press. Under the leadership of Rabbi Hara Person, I will be listening to...

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“Gates” as an Endu...

Sep 6, 2018 by

At Neilah, the closing service at the end of Yom Kippur, we imagine ourselves standing at the gates of heaven, urgently pleading for...

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A Less Lonely Path to Repentan...

Sep 5, 2018 by

The High Holy Day days can be a lonely experience. Though many of us gather in overflowing sanctuaries, together with family and...

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It’s Not the Apocalypse

Sep 4, 2018 by

Many people are speaking like it’s the end of days. We know these people.  Sometimes, we are these people.  The way our world is...

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Elul and the Red Planet

Aug 30, 2018 by

This July Mars was closer than it’s been to Earth in fifteen years.  With giddiness and wonder many of us took a glance at the night...

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A Lifelong Process of Becoming

Aug 28, 2018 by

The High Holy Days are that special time in the Jewish calendar for us to take a step back and reflect on who we are as people. We...

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