A First Funeral During the COV...

Mar 25, 2020 by

To my colleagues and community, I officiated at the funeral of a wonderful man who, while fighting cancer, was felled by COVID-19....

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‘Isolation Need Not Mean...

Mar 23, 2020 by

Each year at CCAR Convention, it’s customary for the CCAR President to address the rabbinic membership. However this year,...

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Coronavirus and the Clergy-Pen...

Mar 18, 2020 by

Jean-Marc Favreau and Michael Gan of Peer, Gan & Gisler, LLP share guidance around confidentiality between rabbis and community...

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Virtual Minyan in Time of COVI...

Mar 18, 2020 by

During the unprecedented need to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCAR Respona Committee has responded to questions about...

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New CCAR Press Book ‘Ins...

Mar 5, 2020 by

It is not an exaggeration to characterize the Revelation at Sinai as the prime foundational experience in the life of the Jewish...

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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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