Holding a Digital Shivah Minya...

Apr 30, 2020 by

For as long as I can remember, I have begun every shivah minyan by saying something like this: “The measure of a...

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A Full and Diverse Rabbinate

Feb 24, 2020 by

I grew up in a small South Georgia town. “Shabbat” services were every other Sunday evening, as our congregation of 18 or so families...

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Song of Service: Veteran’...

Nov 8, 2018 by

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council was founded more than 100 years, and over that time, in times of peace and war, JWB’s mission has been...

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Love and Washing: Preparing fo...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The time of death was 6:55 pm, last night.  The patient was 2 weeks old.  Her name means “journey,” her mother explained. As the...

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Welcoming Elijah in Iraq

Mar 30, 2018 by

During my 38 years of military service, I had the honor of traveling twice to Iraq to celebrate Passover with deployed...

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It’s Alright To Cry – Parashat...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Those of us of a certain age will remember Rosey Grier, the pro-football player known for his penchant for needlepoint.  His large...

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Reflections on 50 Years as a R...

Feb 10, 2017 by

I was ordained a rabbi on the Shabbat before the Six-Day War erupted in Israel in 1967.  Little did I realize then how powerfully...

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On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Fu...

Nov 23, 2016 by

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting deeply and with profound movement of spirit and heart upon two weeks of listening,...

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