How Netflix’s Stranger Things ...

Sep 27, 2016 by

The Un’taneh Tokef calls to mind the profound uncertainties with which we live each day, and the reality that life often unfolds in...

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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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Our Most Meaningful Yizkor Ser...

Dec 14, 2015 by

For us at The Temple in Atlanta, Mishkan HaNefesh provided us the perfect opportunity to utilize our current practices alongside the...

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Inside Mishkan HaNefesh: A Let...

May 11, 2015 by

What follows is a hypothetical letter written after this coming Yom Kippur to myself. Dear Myself from Three Months Ago, As I munch...

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Mishkan HaNefesh: A Gateway to...

May 1, 2015 by

Last week at Temple Israel in New York City, we received a very special, exciting package in the mail.  We opened the box—and there...

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Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

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You Turn my Mourning Into Danc...

Oct 2, 2014 by

Yizkor on Yom Kippur is … not about human frailty or the futility of human endeavors. Yizkor on Yom Kippur is about the power...

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Machzor Blog: Rediscovering th...

Feb 19, 2014 by

When I pray, words wash over me.  The ideas they carry fill my brain.  The images they convey float through my mind.  The feelings...

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