A Prayer of Courage and Consol...

Jun 2, 2020 by

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar is a poet, spiritual counselor, inspirational speaker, and author of CCAR Press publications Omer: A Counting,...

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‘I Can’t Breathe&#...

Jun 1, 2020 by

As we watch with heavy hearts the events of late May and early June and witness innocent Americans exercising their right to protest...

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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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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: ‚ÄúThe 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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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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