A Thank You Note to My Son

Nov 6, 2019 by

Rabbi Peter Kessler is senior rabbi at Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here, to honor Transgender Awareness Week and...

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The Beauty of a Southern Jewis...

Oct 8, 2019 by

The front desk clerk at my Montgomery, Alabama hotel cheerfully told me, “I have a river-view room for you.” Night had fallen; but...

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Hyde Amendment Anniversary

Oct 4, 2019 by

We read Nitzvaim the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah and again on Yom Kippur Morning.   In this portion, we are told we...

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Reckoning with the Sins of Sla...

Oct 4, 2019 by

I was pleased to see that the Central Conference of American Rabbis led a rabbinic mission to Montgomery, Alabama. A little more than...

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Deeds, Not Fasting

Oct 2, 2019 by

In Talmudic times of trouble, tractate Taanit tells how the Jewish community needs to move forward: The elder among them says words...

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall D...

Sep 27, 2019 by

Who shall live and who shall die… Who shall perish by water and who by fire… The Unetaneh Tokef – Rosh Hashanah’s central prayer – is...

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Behind the Veil

Sep 24, 2019 by

I have known Niv since he was a baby. Living in LA we had a group of Israeli friends with whom we celebrated the Jewish holidays as...

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