Theological Dialectics: Balanc...

Jul 15, 2016 by

In my previous entry I discussed Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh, a new commentary on the CCAR machzor. I also described some of the...

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High Holy Days Leader Experien...

Jul 14, 2016 by

No one thinks about the High Holy Days more than rabbis and cantors. That’s not to say that Jews as a community don’t...

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Falling In Love All Over Again...

Jul 11, 2016 by

I want to begin this post by sharing with you that I have a deep and true love of Mishkan HaNefesh.  My congregation used the Reform...

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Introducing Divrei Mishkan HaN...

Jun 22, 2016 by

Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh, newly released by CCAR Press, is a compendium to the new machzor of the Reform Movement, Mishkan HaNefesh:...

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Theological Dialectics: Balanc...

Jun 20, 2016 by

Creating a new prayer book requires managing competing priorities. Should translations reflect the literal meaning of the Hebrew, or...

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Our Most Meaningful Yizkor Ser...

Dec 14, 2015 by

For us at The Temple in Atlanta, Mishkan HaNefesh provided us the perfect opportunity to utilize our current practices alongside the...

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Taking Mishkan HaNefesh Off th...

Nov 3, 2015 by

As we prepared to lead Yizkor from Mishkan HaNefesh we were challenged with how to make a large space feel intimate.  Our High...

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What Should a Prayer Book Look...

Aug 21, 2015 by

I grew up using a Holy Day prayer book called The Union Prayer Book II, Revised Edition. It was small, black, and either dull or...

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