The Mitzvah of Choosing Life d...

Jul 14, 2020 by

In the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, we are taught: “When you build a new house you shall make a parapet (a guardrail) for your...

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The Custom to Learn Pirkei Avo...

Apr 16, 2020 by

Rabbi Yanklowitz is the author of Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary. In this post, he reflects on the custom of...

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New Responsum: Collecting for ...

Jan 16, 2020 by

The CCAR is pleased to present this Responsum on collecting money for tzedakah in the synagogue on Shabbat (5780.1), the newest...

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Diversity Not for Its Own Sake...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Rabbi Barry H. Block just published his new book, The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical...

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5 Things To Do When Developing...

Nov 13, 2019 by

It’s hard to overstate the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards in our sacred work together. In light of this...

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Confidentiality in the Ethics ...

May 10, 2019 by

What is confidentiality in the CCAR ethics process, and how does it differ from other settings, such as pastoral counseling?...

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Belgium Raises It All… Over Ag...

Mar 23, 2016 by

Belgium raises it all… over again. This week we read in the Torah (Parashat Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36), once again, of laws pertaining...

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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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