Handwashing Ceremony for Onlin...

Jun 1, 2020 by

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and social distancing remains in effect here in New York City, we are still faced with many rituals...

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Mourning the 100,000 Americans...

May 27, 2020 by

Together with Americans of all faiths, we mourn the 100,000+ people who have died of Covid-19. We share in the grief and sorrow of...

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To the HUC Graduating Class of...

May 18, 2020 by

As the Hebrew Union College class of 2020 finishes while under quarantine, Rabbi Karen Fox, Instructor of Practical Rabbinics at...

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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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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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