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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CCAR 2015: Don’t Sit Bac...

Mar 17, 2015 by

“Hoy hasha’ananim b’tzion, Woe to them that are at ease in Zion.” (Amos 6:1) “Sit back, relax, and...

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A Day For Rejoicing: Human Rig...

Mar 17, 2015 by

The Psalmist wrote, “this is the day the Eternal has made, let us rejoice in it” (Ps. 118:24). Last Monday at the CCAR convention...

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