Delve Deeper into the Siddur

Nov 29, 2017 by

Upon three things, our tradition says, the world stands:  upon Torah, upon worship, and upon acts of loving-kindness. Of the three,...

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50 Years a Rabbi: A Path Less ...

Nov 6, 2017 by

Martin Buber’s philosophy and Hasidic spiritual revival, along with my attraction to intensive small group experiences, brought me to...

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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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