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 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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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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A Passover Like No Other

Apr 8, 2020 by

Last year we ended our Seders with “Next year in Jerusalem,” imagining a new year filled with hopes and dreams realized,...

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The Full Story of Chanukah Has...

Dec 20, 2019 by

In the fall of 1976, a young Jew stood at the crossroads. Recently confirmed, just back from a summer in Israel, a veteran of our URJ...

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Going Beyond the Shanah Tovah ...

Sep 11, 2018 by

I miss Rosh Hashanah cards.  They used to begin arriving in my mail box about three weeks before Rosh Hashanah.  Sometimes I knew I...

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Sukkot Inclusion and Children&...

Oct 9, 2017 by

After the power drill is put away and all of the pointy parts of the s’chach that is just right for poking your brothers’ eyes out is...

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Walking the Elul Journey: My T...

Sep 20, 2017 by

As I walk this journey this month of Elul, my t’shuvah trail focuses on relationship: I remember the rabbinic thoughts of the...

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