I Never Knew

Aug 12, 2019 by

I never knew. I never knew what this felt like. I really never knew. 27 years as a rabbi, caring for others and yet,I...

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Rabbi in Crisis: How a Communi...

Apr 8, 2019 by

Imagine having to make this decision: to fly home to hold your wife’s hand as she buries her mom on the West Coast or to remain on...

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Hero or Imposter? As a Rabbi S...

Dec 28, 2018 by

Another week passed, and with it, the ups and downs of caring for a community traumatized by the triple devastations: a synagogue...

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When the Rabbi Feels Trauma: L...

Dec 3, 2018 by

We jumped into the fire, but many of us feel fortunate like we have come out relatively unscathed. Or at least that’s how it might...

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#lovetriumphs

Nov 12, 2018 by

As the fires still raged, I took a break to marry Lindsey Cooper and Laura Berman down on the Santa Monica beach (leaving our Fire...

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A Poem about Then(?)

Jun 20, 2018 by

Comparisons between the Holocaust and contemporary issues are difficult to assess. We maintain that the Shoah was unique in its...

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There’s So Much I Don’t Know a...

Mar 21, 2018 by

I get energized when I discover a key to unlocking the meaning of a significant text that previously had eluded me. Having realized...

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Shining a Light into the Darkn...

Mar 22, 2017 by

As American life becomes darker for many, as hatred, bigotry, and anger gains an  historic foothold in public discourse and public...

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