Going Beyond the Shanah Tovah ...

Sep 11, 2018 by

I miss Rosh Hashanah cards.  They used to begin arriving in my mail box about three weeks before Rosh Hashanah.  Sometimes I knew I...

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What Can I Say? Fostering Civi...

Sep 10, 2018 by

The Talmud teaches, “With words world are created…” As clergy, the High Holiday season fills us with awe and trembling because our...

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Creation: Fed up with Tohu

Sep 7, 2018 by

I am honored and excited to be the new editor at the CCAR Press. Under the leadership of Rabbi Hara Person, I will be listening to...

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A Less Lonely Path to Repentan...

Sep 5, 2018 by

The High Holy Day days can be a lonely experience. Though many of us gather in overflowing sanctuaries, together with family and...

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On the Same Page

Nov 8, 2017 by

How to get 6000+ people on the same page for a service? When we started Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars more than a decade ago, we...

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Bnei Belial—The Children of No...

Sep 19, 2017 by

Hannah, heroine of our Haftarah for Rosh HaShanah, has continuously challenged communal assumptions.  For me, her plea not to be...

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A Rosh HaShanah Reflection on ...

Sep 18, 2017 by

I love asking my kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because I am always so enamored and tickled with their answers. ...

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Everything Is Waiting For You

Sep 15, 2017 by

I watch the moon closely during the month of Elul.  Two weeks of expansion and then the moon contracts.  Such is the moon’s pattern...

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