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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Rabbi, I Don’t Need Religion t...

Dec 29, 2016 by

I cannot recall how many times over the years I’ve heard the words: “Rabbi, I don’t need religion to be a good person.” I am sure we...

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Reading Between the Lies: Reli...

Aug 2, 2016 by

It’s easy to jump to the wrong conclusion when religion goes under the social science microscope. Consider a recent survey from the...

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How is Your Jewish Self?

Aug 19, 2015 by

Out of nowhere, in a Facebook message, she asked her father, who is more Jewish– you or Rabbi Kedar? And so, in a Facebook...

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European Conversions to Judais...

Jul 1, 2015 by

During the past 19 years I have witnessed the revival of European Jewry, especially the growth of Reform/Liberal/Progressive Judaism...

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Perspectives on the Pew

Oct 10, 2013 by

And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: Tradition! —Fiddler on the Roof  Is Judaism a religion? Is...

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Month One: Thoughts from a New...

Aug 15, 2013 by

I have frequently been telling others that now that I am a rabbi, my dreams have become a reality.  Yet, I’m not quite sure how real...

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