To the HUC Graduating Class of...

May 18, 2020 by

As the Hebrew Union College class of 2020 finishes while under quarantine, Rabbi Karen Fox, Instructor of Practical Rabbinics at...

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Holding a Digital Shivah Minya...

Apr 30, 2020 by

For as long as I can remember, I have begun every shivah minyan by saying something like this: “The measure of a...

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Canceling In-Person URJ Reform...

Apr 30, 2020 by

When news broke that the Union for Reform Judaism made the most difficult, scientifically-based, values-based decision not to hold...

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Prayers for a Time of Separati...

Apr 27, 2020 by

In the current reality of social distancing due to COVID-19, it has become clear that we need new rituals. Just like the transition...

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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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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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