A Thank You Note to My Son

Nov 6, 2019 by

Rabbi Peter Kessler is senior rabbi at Temple Ohev Sholom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here, to honor Transgender Awareness Week and...

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The Beauty of a Southern Jewis...

Oct 8, 2019 by

The front desk clerk at my Montgomery, Alabama hotel cheerfully told me, “I have a river-view room for you.” Night had fallen; but...

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Hyde Amendment Anniversary

Oct 4, 2019 by

We read Nitzvaim the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah and again on Yom Kippur Morning.   In this portion, we are told we...

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The Case of the Allegedly Anti...

Sep 9, 2019 by

On Thursday, the CCAR joined the Union for Reform Judaism, the Men of Reform Judaism, the American Jewish Committee, and over 100...

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In the Fight for Justice, We H...

Aug 15, 2019 by

CCAR members and clergy from other faiths were in El Paso, Texas July 28-29th for two days in support of Moral Mondays at the...

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One Giant Leap: Reflections on...

Jul 24, 2019 by

On July 20, 1969 at 10:56 PM as a boy one week shy of his 11th birthday, and filled with wonder, I watched Neil Armstrong take “one...

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Finding a Finkelstein: The Art...

Jul 23, 2019 by

Isadore Finkelstein z”l taught me how to pray. I was a youth. He was ancient and timeless. My very best Shabbat mornings in synagogue...

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Why Requesting the “Male” Rabb...

May 29, 2019 by

The email arrived Thursday morning – a couple set to be married on Sunday was in desperate need of an officiant. Their rabbi had a...

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