Rabbis on the Frontier

Aug 16, 2016 by

How much does being Jewish mean to you? Did you ever have one of those moments when studying about the Jewish martyrs during the...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Setting Free Sparks of Holines...

Sep 29, 2015 by

From a recent session with a colleague – shared with her permission: “I’m so busy planning and preparing to make sure they are able...

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Inspired by Hannah: A Conversa...

Sep 10, 2015 by

I was ordained eight years ago in a beautiful and sacred ceremony.  Standing on the bimah before our beloved Rosh Yeshivah, bordered...

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Transition: Two Years, Two Sid...

Jul 6, 2015 by

I write on July 1, 2015, mindful that many colleagues begin new positions today, two years to the day after I commenced my tenure at...

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Rabbinic Soul Maintenance

Nov 20, 2014 by

I recently met with a colleague who informed me that she really doesn’t like to ask God for help, especially during Tishrei,...

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A New Year, A New Experience: ...

Oct 10, 2014 by

In an interview for Sh’ma Journal in 2012, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi stated that he saw the Hasidic idea of “Rebbe,” as opposed...

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Hin’ni: The First Step Into th...

Sep 22, 2014 by

Last year I was in Jerusalem for the High Holy Days. The experience of being in Israel for this focal point of the Jewish year,...

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