It Will Have to Wait until Aft...

Sep 14, 2017 by

“It will have to wait until after the High Holy Days.” My children are used to that refrain.  From late August until early October,...

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High Holy Day Family Sermon St...

Aug 30, 2017 by

Oh my goodness, are you so tired? I am so tired. Like, my leg bones ache, so tired. And oh good heavens, there is only a month left...

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Mishkan HaLev: Transported Bey...

Jun 28, 2017 by

A prayerbook is a repository of rituals and ceremonies; its language is often formulaic and sometimes feels abstract. Yet the rituals...

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Sharing the Journey: The Hagga...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Passover Seders in my family were always large affairs.  Persons who had no place to go for Seder (“Welcome the stranger…”) and...

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Wandering in the Desert with M...

Nov 30, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: Most of the blogs on RavBlog are written by CCAR members. Occasionally, we share a blog by a special guest with a...

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When Torah Becomes “Mine...

Oct 20, 2016 by

That look in their eyes when, for the first time in their lives, Torah is placed in their arms, is precious. In that moment, they...

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The Lulav and Jewish Unity

Oct 18, 2016 by

We hold the four species of the lulav together, as we wave them in every direction, symbolizing that all Jews – indeed, all humanity...

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