A New Amen

Nov 3, 2017 by

The Talmud asks, what is the meaning of the word ‘amen’? Rabbi Ḥanina responds: “It is an acronym of the words: “God, faithful...

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Approaching the Days of Awe: T...

Sep 5, 2017 by

A blessing—in Hebrew, b’rakhah—is a special kind of utterance that can turn a moment into an event. Blessings intensify life by...

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Worship Workout: A New Year...

Jan 3, 2017 by

There is a seemingly endless number of ways technology has encouraged good health, physical fitness, and well-being – each...

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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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Sitting With the Unknown: Cont...

Dec 20, 2016 by

I have a quote on my bathroom vanity that reads, “I have no idea what’s going to happen, and I love it!”  In the middle there is a...

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A Reminder of Some of the Most...

Oct 21, 2016 by

As I move more deeply into my third year of working with the CCAR to provide companionship and guidance in the area of self-care, the...

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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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Do the Jewish People Have a Un...

Oct 6, 2016 by

As we ask big questions during the High Holy Days, Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions,...

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