The Supreme Court Vacancy and ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly, a week ago Saturday, I experienced the same surge of emotion that many...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Mussar for Rabbis: Order

Jul 8, 2014 by

Alan Morinis teaches that each נשמה (neshamah – soul) has its own “curriculum.” In other words, each of us is out...

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Mussar for Rabbis: Humility

Jul 1, 2014 by

Beginning a process of תיקון מידות (tikkun middot, repair of one’s soul traits) starts with ענוה (anavah – humility)....

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