Beyond the Service: Five (More...

Jul 9, 2020 by

A few years ago, in the midst of chemotherapy treatments, I could not attend High Holy Day services at my synagogue. My family...

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Zooming through Grief

May 11, 2020 by

Walking through the valley of deep darkness during a global pandemic was never a thought that rose to my mind from the moment my...

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What I Have Learned Officiatin...

May 6, 2020 by

Many rabbis are being called upon to perform funerals remotely or online during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, Rabbi Daniel Cohen...

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Klei Kodesh: New and Old Tools...

Apr 14, 2020 by

The extraordinary disruption and stress of facing the coronavirus has impacted my rabbinate in ways unlike almost anything I have...

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From Star Trek to Paper T’fila...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Logical. Unemotional. Alien. As Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series, Leonard Nimoy found himself trying to bring...

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“Paper Midrash”: The Connectio...

Feb 27, 2019 by

As a kid, I knew better than to sneak comic books into services, but as an adult, that’s exactly what I’m doing–with the Visual...

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Circular Rainbows, Fractals, a...

Aug 8, 2017 by

“Renew the old and sanctify the new.”  – Rav Abraham Isaac Kook The thoughtful use of technology can enhance Jewish spiritual...

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High-Tech & High-Touch Vi...

Jul 20, 2016 by

A camp that blends Reform Jewish values with science and technology is practically a dream-come-true for me.  It only makes sense...

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