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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Written in “Just Five Minutes”...

Sep 18, 2019 by

A reflection by Rabbi Barry H. Block on working through Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27: A Spiritual Practice for the Jewish New...

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Reform Judaism in Israel: Grea...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Last month, I had the great privilege of worshiping and sharing Shabbat dinner with friends at Congregation Bavat Ayin in Rosh...

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How Should We Translate Pirkei...

May 20, 2019 by

A decade ago, Rabbi Dr. Andrea Weiss, now the Provost of HUC-JIR, taught me a new term: “gender-accurate translation.” No, I was not...

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Opening the Door, Eyes Wide Op...

Apr 18, 2019 by

On Friday night, we will send the youngest among us to open our doors to the promise of perfect redemption. This year, though, that...

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Tornillo: “Shut It Down!...

Dec 13, 2018 by

I was privileged to join a bold and visionary group of midwestern Reform rabbis — led by Rabbis Bruce Elder, Miriam Terlinchamp,...

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Genes Don’t Constitute the Cov...

Oct 16, 2018 by

I have never submitted my DNA for analysis of my ethnic identity, and I am determined not to do so. I suspect that the findings would...

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King David, Bill Clinton, and ...

Sep 27, 2018 by

This summer, I listened to Professor Orit Avnery at the Shalom Hartman Institute, describing King David’s wrongdoing with Bat-Sheva....

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