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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How Should We Translate Pirkei...

May 20, 2019 by

A decade ago, Rabbi Dr. Andrea Weiss, now the Provost of HUC-JIR, taught me a new term: “gender-accurate translation.” No, I was not...

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Prayer and Pancakes at CCAR Co...

Apr 2, 2019 by

A day that begins at a historic synagogue and concludes with lemon ricotta pancakes is an excellent one, if you ask me. In between...

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What Does “Brit” Mean to Liber...

Apr 1, 2019 by

In 2015, my husband and I welcomed our 8-day-old daughter into a covenant with God.  We had a brit ceremony, using the Hebrew word...

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Walking the Plank

Mar 12, 2019 by

Our twin themes of the 2019 CCAR Convention in Cincinnati are the celebrations of both the 130th birthday of the Central Conference...

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Eulogy for Albert Vorspan

Feb 22, 2019 by

This Eulogy for Albert Vorspan was shared with permission from Rabbi David Stern: I am standing here today because of a sacred pact...

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When Vision Replaces Anger

Jan 22, 2019 by

I’ve been thinking about darkness. In part, that is because there has literally been so much darkness during these last several...

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