What is the State of Your Mind...

Oct 23, 2017 by

As an Assistant Rabbi in a mid-sized congregation Devora Silver (name fictionalized) excelled at being an inspiring writer,...

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Wonder Woman is My Rabbi: A Fa...

Jun 5, 2017 by

Let me start out with an admission: I am an unabashed fangirl of DC comics’ pantheon of characters. Ever since I secretly watched...

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Blurred Lines: The Role of a R...

Dec 18, 2013 by

Thanksgiving can be a great time to be with extended family. . . Especially when it isn’t your own. Even so it’s hard not to long for...

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Lost in the Pews: An Ode to th...

Sep 9, 2013 by

Three years ago, I left my congregation to join the URJ.  I proudly professed to my spouse that I did not believe I would miss much,...

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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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Unexpected Detours: The Rabbin...

Mar 28, 2013 by

One morning a few weeks ago, orange detour signs appeared on both ends of my street, making it a challenge to get to  my office. ...

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In Praise of the Rabbinic Robe

Mar 17, 2013 by

My black  pulpit robe has served me well in my rabbinate. It has seen me through two pregnancies and three congregations (actually...

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CCAR Conventions, Then and Now

Feb 17, 2013 by

I wonder how many CCAR conventions I have been to over the years.  I remember the first.  It was in Pittsburgh and I had just been...

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