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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When Torah Becomes “Mine...

Oct 20, 2016 by

That look in their eyes when, for the first time in their lives, Torah is placed in their arms, is precious. In that moment, they...

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My Recent Visit to Israel

Sep 21, 2016 by

When I first attended HUC-JIR in Cincinnati back in 1959, Reform rabbis were still divided in their commitment to the new Jewish...

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One Is Silver and the Other’s ...

Sep 12, 2016 by

“Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” We all heard and likely sang that ditty as children. We...

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Selling Judaism

Aug 18, 2016 by

For a long time, the perception has been that marketing and Judaism are like oil and water — they just don’t mix.  Active outreach...

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Tisha B’Av: Modern Destruction...

Aug 12, 2016 by

As I write this, Jews around the world are preparing to commemorate Tisha B’Av. On Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av, the Temple in Jerusalem...

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Reclaiming Tisha B’Av

Aug 11, 2016 by

If Pesach is the Jewish holiday most celebrated by American Jews, Tisha B’Av is the most second-guessed. Modern Jews...

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Na’Aseh V’Nishma: Podcasting t...

Jun 23, 2016 by

In an age of video and universal sensory stimulation, podcasts are a strange niche. They require us to only listen, and as the...

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