Renewing Our Spiritual Infrast...

Jan 6, 2015 by

In May 1999, about 15 ½ years ago, the Conference passed its Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, the Pittsburgh Principles,...

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Bringing Mishkan T’Filah...

Dec 11, 2014 by

About three years ago, when we started working on creating Mishkan T’Filah for Youth, I casually mentioned to my students that I was...

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“Rabbi, How Can I Pray if I Do...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Many of us find it difficult to think of the world as having any kind of metaphysical aspect to it at all. But if that’s the case,...

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Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

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Blessings are Expressions of G...

Sep 30, 2014 by

One of my favorite parts of any Jewish worship service is the section sometimes labeled ‘Nisim she’b’chol...

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To Be – I Am Alive Again...

Sep 18, 2014 by

When the new edition of a Reform Siddur for Shabbat and Festivals, Mishkan Tefilah, was published a few years ago, some of the...

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Will You Hear My Cry? More Fro...

Sep 15, 2014 by

One of the most emotionally heart-tugging prayers and melodies of the High Holy Days is a petition called Sh’ma Koleinu. In a...

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What Are We Doing Here?: Mishk...

Sep 8, 2014 by

You are probably aware, if you’ve sat through High Holy Day services in years past, that these worship services run longer than...

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