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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Yom Kippur and Hurricane Mathe...

Oct 19, 2016 by

When one is forced to abandon one’s home due to a hurricane or a natural disaster, it feels strange to walk around another community...

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How Can We Sleep?

Oct 6, 2016 by

It was my grandmother who asked me, “Why do rabbis always talk about Jonah on Yom Kippur? Can’t they think of some other subject?” ...

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What We Can Learn about Placem...

Oct 5, 2016 by

As my service as the CCAR Placement Director is winding down and my sojourn in New York is coming to a close, I find myself...

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Pulling Out an Old Friend Befo...

Sep 30, 2016 by

With the New Year set to begin shortly, I know most of my rabbinical friends are working very hard to craft their sermons and iyunim....

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Growing Deep

Sep 30, 2016 by

How to find and offer wisdom in a polarized world? We live in an uncompromising age, a time of hard edges and bristling polemic.  Our...

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Blank Pages

Sep 29, 2016 by

At this moment of writing I sit in my study at Temple Emanu-El, the early morning quiet contoured by impending rain clouds that...

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