Rabbinic Soul Maintenance

Nov 20, 2014 by

I recently met with a colleague who informed me that she really doesn’t like to ask God for help, especially during Tishrei,...

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A New Year, A New Experience: ...

Oct 10, 2014 by

In an interview for Sh’ma Journal in 2012, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi stated that he saw the Hasidic idea of “Rebbe,” as opposed...

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Hin’ni: The First Step Into th...

Sep 22, 2014 by

Last year I was in Jerusalem for the High Holy Days. The experience of being in Israel for this focal point of the Jewish year,...

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Mussar for Rabbis – Bitachon (...

Sep 17, 2014 by

“Rabbi, I wouldn’t want your job,” congregants have often said to me, most often in connection with the rabbi’s...

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What Are We Doing Here?: Mishk...

Sep 8, 2014 by

You are probably aware, if you’ve sat through High Holy Day services in years past, that these worship services run longer than...

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What Matters in Israel

Aug 21, 2014 by

I continue to think about my recent mission to Israel in the midst of the Gaza Operation. I have written my political analysis, but...

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Mazel Tov, You Failed!

Feb 6, 2014 by

My kids used to love the Disney movie, “Meet the Robinsons.” The scene I love in this movie is where young inventor Will...

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Taking out the (Sacred?) Trash

Jan 7, 2014 by

Leviticus assigns some very messy duties to the Cohanim, the Priests of otherwise exalted status in the ancient Temple.  Not only is...

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