My Recent Visit to Israel

Sep 21, 2016 by

When I first attended HUC-JIR in Cincinnati back in 1959, Reform rabbis were still divided in their commitment to the new Jewish...

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One Is Silver and the Other’s ...

Sep 12, 2016 by

“Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We all heard and likely sang that ditty as children. We...

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If I am a Clown and Mentally I...

Mar 14, 2016 by

The articulated reaction of the Haredi Orthodox rabbinical establishment to the recent symbolic achievements of the Reform and...

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Charedi Knesset member’s sland...

Feb 26, 2016 by

Charedi MK Israel Eichler’s comparison on Feb. 23 of Reform Jews to mentally ill patients diminishes not only Reform Judaism, but all...

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Sarah’s Missing Voice: W...

Nov 6, 2014 by

This week’s Torah portion is Vayera, Genesis 18 to 22. It is the same Torah portion that we read on the morning of Rosh Hashanah. As...

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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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What Matters in Israel

Aug 21, 2014 by

I continue to think about my recent mission to Israel in the midst of the Gaza Operation. I have written my political analysis, but...

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CCAR Haggadot: A Feast of Hagg...

Feb 21, 2014 by

I know, I know, Purim hasn’t even arrived yet, but Passover isn’t too far away and it’s never too early to begin to...

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