Neither Babylon nor Jerusalem:...

Jun 14, 2017 by

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world. Conversations about global Judaism tend to focus on one or the other,...

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American Values Religious Voic...

Jan 20, 2017 by

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, I walked into class at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York disoriented...

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More than a “Didn’t Deviate” D...

May 19, 2016 by

On May 4, I was honored to celebrate with my classmates, as we received our honorary Doctorate of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union...

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Past, Present, and Future: My ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

It has been 12 years since I was a first-year student on the HUC-JIR campus in Jerusalem, but the moment I walked up the steps to 13...

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Seker: A New Take on Progressi...

Jun 25, 2015 by

At its outset, the Reform movement placed great emphasis on aesthetic and decorum. Fitting in, becoming a seamless part of the fabric...

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Celebrating the Class of 1965:...

Mar 23, 2015 by

At the CCAR Convention 2015, we honored the class of 1965, those who have been CCAR members and served our movement for 50 years....

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CCAR 2015: Longevity Has its P...

Mar 17, 2015 by

I usually blog as “The Boxing Rabbi” so forgive me if I stretch the metaphor.  In my sport of choice, boxing, longevity is measured...

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Celebrating the Class of 1964:...

Mar 24, 2014 by

At the upcoming CCAR Convention, we will honor the class of 1964, those who have been CCAR members and served our movement for 50...

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