My Tallit Is from Israel: CCAR...

Nov 6, 2013 by

My tallit is from Israel. It is the tallit that I wore daily during my year in Israel, wore when I was ordained, stood under when I...

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Traveling with Colleagues: Sta...

Oct 14, 2013 by

In 2010, we had the opportunity of traveling to Israel on an Israel Familiarization Trip.  The trip’s goal was to help us learn how...

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Reflections on Meeting Pope Fr...

Jun 25, 2013 by

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis, accompanied by my wife, Susie, and members of a small delegation of Jewish...

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Rabbis Organizing Rabbis: Immi...

May 28, 2013 by

(The CCAR “Gang of Ten”: Rabbis Michael Namath, Baht Weiss, Sam Gordon, Esther Lederman, Greg Litcofsky, Ari Margolis,...

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Serve the Eternal With Joy

Apr 24, 2013 by

The Psalmist calls to us, “Serve the Eternal with joy!” For three days, participants of the Consultation on Conscience heard from...

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Who Is Our Next Generation of ...

Apr 23, 2013 by

We in institutional Jewish life keep hearing how we are challenged by the under-35 demographic.  They supposedly aren’t...

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Recalling MLK Jr and Maurice E...

Apr 5, 2013 by

An e-mail arrived from the indefatigable Art Waskow reminding us that April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin...

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Israel: Reaffirming Hope

Mar 12, 2013 by

This past January I had the privilege of serving as the co-chair, along with Arnie Gluck, of the CCAR’s trip to Israel.  One of...

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