Shabbat and Social Justice

Jul 28, 2017 by

In anticipation of the release of CCAR Press’s newest book, Seven Days, Many Voices: Insights into the Biblical Story of...

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A Blessing for Inauguration Sh...

Jan 19, 2017 by

As we enter this Shabbat and are on the cusp of new political leadership we pray for a unifying vision based on the Declaration of...

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“The Principle of the Ongoing ...

Dec 5, 2016 by

“How does one determine the proper way to keep Shabbat?” I get that question regularly from Jews who do not follow halachah...

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Aspiring to Shabbat: Gates of ...

Jul 22, 2016 by

I think Shabbat is an aspiration. I think Shabbat is also a brilliant, healing, gracious gift from our tradition. But for most modern...

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Shabbat at Kehillat Halev

Feb 27, 2016 by

There is something magical about Shabbat in Israel. The frenetic pace of the six other days of the week comes to a crawl, it is as...

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Welcoming Shabbat – A Mo...

Aug 7, 2015 by

Four hundred years ago, the mystics of Tzfat began walking out into the fields to greet Shabbat (many of us reenact this by standing...

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Where Has This Week Vanished: ...

Dec 27, 2013 by

I don’t remember when I first came across David Polish’s reading that now appears in Mishkan T’filah at least twice:  once in the...

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