B’rit Olam, Racial Justi...

Jun 10, 2020 by

When Donald Trump stood in front of the St. John’s Episcopal Church and declared martial law, we witnessed birkat...

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Handwashing Ceremony for Onlin...

Jun 1, 2020 by

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and social distancing remains in effect here in New York City, we are still faced with many rituals...

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Confronting Our Fears through ...

Apr 22, 2020 by

This week’s Torah portion, Tazria and M’tzora is difficult. It also has a reputation for inspiring fear and dread of any bar or bat...

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Know That You Are Loved

Apr 20, 2020 by

I can’t remember the last time I sat in my backyard in mid-April, on a towel on the ground eating lunch in the sunshine. It’s...

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When Is Enough, Enough Already...

Apr 17, 2020 by

With Pesach just concluded, I am still contemplating part of the seder. In my family, like many others, we add to the singing...

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The World as It Is: Passover 5...

Apr 8, 2020 by

The World as It Is: [1]: Coronavirus has forced me, like many people, to change my exercise routines. Instead of a half hour on the...

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The Good Enough Rabbi (Redux)

Apr 7, 2020 by

Who among us hasn’t seen the so-called chain letter entitled, “The Perfect Rabbi” (modeled on “The Perfect Pastor,” author unknown)?...

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Lessons from Jonah in a Time o...

Apr 6, 2020 by

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the author of  The Book of Jonah: A Social Justice Commentary, available for pre-order from the...

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