Serve the Eternal With Joy

Apr 24, 2013 by

The Psalmist calls to us, “Serve the Eternal with joy!” For three days, participants of the Consultation on Conscience heard from...

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Gun Safety Is a Jewish Issue

Apr 4, 2013 by

Gun safety is a Jewish issue.  Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Jews have played a prominent role...

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I Preferred the Book

Apr 3, 2013 by

The Bible is inherently cinematic. it has the global story filled with dramatic tension, complicated personal lives, special effects,...

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Machzor Blog: Am I Really This...

Mar 18, 2013 by

Once, while prepping for the High Holy Days at a student pulpit, I had the following conversation with a well-meaning cantorial...

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Rabbis Organizing Rabbis: Immi...

Mar 8, 2013 by

When Zacil finished speaking, I could see they eyes of four hundred fellow rabbis welled up with tears. This undocumented immigrant...

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Organizing: The 21st Century R...

Mar 8, 2013 by

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been attending CCAR conventions for a Bar Mitzvah of years, since ordination in 2000. I attended a...

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Silence and Conversation

Mar 7, 2013 by

At the closing of a session at the recent CCAR Convention, Rabbi Elaine Zecher led us in a session of intentional silence and...

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Leading the Shift: The CCAR Co...

Mar 5, 2013 by

The stated objective of this year’s CCAR Convention is, in part, “…to engage colleagues in deep conversation on the issues about...

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