New Responsum: Collecting for ...

Jan 16, 2020 by

The CCAR is pleased to present this Responsum on collecting money for tzedakah in the synagogue on Shabbat (5780.1), the newest...

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A New Year’s Message Fro...

Jan 8, 2020 by

Rabbi Hara Person, Chief Executive of the CCAR, reflects on her first six months as Chief Executive, her vision for the organization...

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What is the Future of Religion...

Sep 6, 2019 by

At a recent TV interview in Westborough, MA, I was asked: “What is the future of religion”? I do not know what prompted this question...

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Embracing Reform Judaism: Behi...

Nov 28, 2017 by

My dream of editing a book on Reform Judaism for the CCAR Press began germinating in college. Late one evening, I wandered into the...

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Rabbi, I Don’t Need Religion t...

Dec 29, 2016 by

I cannot recall how many times over the years I’ve heard the words: “Rabbi, I don’t need religion to be a good person.” I am sure we...

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On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Fu...

Nov 23, 2016 by

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting deeply and with profound movement of spirit and heart upon two weeks of listening,...

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Standing as Witness and Capabl...

Nov 8, 2016 by

Today is Election Day. Along with my wife, colleagues at The Temple Rabbis Peter Berg, Loren Filson Lapidus, Lydia Medwin, an...

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Nitzavim: Standing Up for Vote...

Nov 7, 2016 by

As we approach the Presidential election this Tuesday, I think we are all experiencing a bit of fatigue.  The stakes certainly seem...

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