Passover Blog: Using Visual T’...

Feb 23, 2014 by

Mah Nishtana halaila hazeh?  What makes this seder different from all others?  For many families and synagogues this year, it will be...

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Pesach Blog: How I Learned to ...

Feb 23, 2014 by

My history with haggadot is probably typical but certainly multi-layered.  I grew up with the venerable Union Haggadah.  In...

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CCAR Haggadot: A Feast of Hagg...

Feb 21, 2014 by

I know, I know, Purim hasn’t even arrived yet, but Passover isn’t too far away and it’s never too early to begin to...

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Machzor Blog: Rediscovering th...

Feb 19, 2014 by

When I pray, words wash over me.  The ideas they carry fill my brain.  The images they convey float through my mind.  The feelings...

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Behind the Scenes of CCAR Pres...

Dec 5, 2013 by

With Biennial approaching, it’s time we get to know each other a little bit better. Most of us know each other by name (from emails),...

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Wakefulness, Kindness, and Mis...

Oct 25, 2013 by

Once, when I was a teenager, my father slept-walked right out of our apartment. As soon as the door closed and locked behind him he...

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Mishkan T’filah for Chil...

Aug 2, 2013 by

This question has been raised by several people and it is a really good question.  When our committee sat down to work on the new...

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Machzor Blog: A Yom Kippur Fea...

Jul 8, 2013 by

On a Shabbat morning this past April, members of my congregation test-piloted the Yom Kippur Morning Service for Mishkan HaNefesh. ...

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