Love and Washing: Preparing fo...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The time of death was 6:55 pm, last night.  The patient was 2 weeks old.  Her name means “journey,” her mother explained. As the...

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Searching for Possibility and ...

Aug 21, 2018 by

A smile can make a huge difference. That is what two of my congregants and I discovered when we came to McAllen, Texas to volunteer...

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On the Same Page

Nov 8, 2017 by

How to get 6000+ people on the same page for a service? When we started Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars more than a decade ago, we...

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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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