Walking the Elul Journey: My T...

Sep 20, 2017 by

As I walk this journey this month of Elul, my t’shuvah trail focuses on relationship: I remember the rabbinic thoughts of the...

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Bnei Belial—The Children of No...

Sep 19, 2017 by

Hannah, heroine of our Haftarah for Rosh HaShanah, has continuously challenged communal assumptions.  For me, her plea not to be...

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A Rosh HaShanah Reflection on ...

Sep 18, 2017 by

I love asking my kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because I am always so enamored and tickled with their answers. ...

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Everything Is Waiting For You

Sep 15, 2017 by

I watch the moon closely during the month of Elul.  Two weeks of expansion and then the moon contracts.  Such is the moon’s pattern...

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Preparing Ourselves

Sep 15, 2017 by

In these times of turmoil we rabbis bring a sense of comfort and steadiness to the communities we serve.  In the storm tossed waters...

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It Will Have to Wait until Aft...

Sep 14, 2017 by

“It will have to wait until after the High Holy Days.” My children are used to that refrain.  From late August until early October,...

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Mishkan HaLev: Transported Bey...

Jun 28, 2017 by

A prayerbook is a repository of rituals and ceremonies; its language is often formulaic and sometimes feels abstract. Yet the rituals...

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Wandering in the Desert with M...

Nov 30, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: Most of the blogs on RavBlog are written by CCAR members. Occasionally, we share a blog by a special guest with a...

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