Economic Stability: An Ageless...

May 7, 2020 by

Last fall, my husband and I ordered a new sukkah decoration straight from Israel. The package arrived with a free magnet, imprinted...

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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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Holding a Digital Shivah Minya...

Apr 30, 2020 by

For as long as I can remember, I have begun every shivah minyan by saying something like this: “The measure of a...

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Canceling In-Person URJ Reform...

Apr 30, 2020 by

When news broke that the Union for Reform Judaism made the most difficult, scientifically-based, values-based decision not to hold...

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Scapegoating and Sacred Self-A...

Apr 28, 2020 by

This week’s double Torah portion, Acharei Mot/K’doshim, contains two familiar narratives. The first is the ritual of the Scapegoat—on...

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Prayers for a Time of Separati...

Apr 27, 2020 by

In the current reality of social distancing due to COVID-19, it has become clear that we need new rituals. Just like the transition...

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Responding to and Healing from...

Apr 23, 2020 by

In days of old, when a person came down with scaly skin, weird baldness, and strange discharge, he or she went to Aharon or one of...

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