Prayer and Pancakes at CCAR Co...

Apr 2, 2019 by

A day that begins at a historic synagogue and concludes with lemon ricotta pancakes is an excellent one, if you ask me. In between...

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Finding the 2019 CCAR Board of...

Apr 1, 2019 by

In 1890, in his message to the first convention of the CCAR, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise shared the following: “Whatever advances the...

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Dr. Susannah Heschel on Her Fa...

Apr 1, 2019 by

After a gracious introduction by Rabbi Gary Zola, Dr. Susannah Heschel took the stage at the 130th Convention of the Conference of...

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My Epiphany

Feb 28, 2019 by

Having been raised in a traditionally observant Jewish home and attending Orthodox yeshivot from kindergarten through ordination and...

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Anticipating Cincinnati 2019

Feb 25, 2019 by

Several of my fellow Convention Committee members have offered reflections in this space about the upcoming convention. I join them...

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50 Years in the Rabbinate

Feb 13, 2019 by

About the time I was ordained, Arnold Jacob Wolf alav ha-shalom, wrote a paper entitled, The Ideal Synagogue. I have saved it over...

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The Road Taken

Feb 12, 2019 by

My classmates and I walked out of Isaac Mayer Wise Temple on Plum Street in Cincinnati 50 years ago with smiles on our faces and the...

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Apologies to Marie Kondo

Feb 8, 2019 by

Recently the self-appointed organizing guru, Marie Kondo, stated on her Netflix show Tidying up with Marie Kondo, “ideally keep less...

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