More than a “Didn’t Deviate” D...

May 19, 2016 by

On May 4, I was honored to celebrate with my classmates, as we received our honorary Doctorate of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union...

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Patience: The Other Side of th...

Feb 24, 2016 by

Tuesday, during the opening sessions of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Israel Convention, I was impatient. No, the...

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The Supreme Court Vacancy and ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly, a week ago Saturday, I experienced the same surge of emotion that many...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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One Resolution, Many Voices

Dec 30, 2015 by

The CCAR Board recently adopted a comprehensive resolution entitled, “CCAR Declaration of Love for the State of Israel and Its...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Bearing True Witness: Raising ...

Jul 29, 2015 by

Late last week, the New York Times treated us to a column featuring two Reform rabbis, Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig and Rabbi Yoel...

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Transition: Two Years, Two Sid...

Jul 6, 2015 by

I write on July 1, 2015, mindful that many colleagues begin new positions today, two years to the day after I commenced my tenure at...

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