B’rit Olam, Racial Justi...

Jun 10, 2020 by

When Donald Trump stood in front of the St. John’s Episcopal Church and declared martial law, we witnessed birkat...

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As Jews, We Cannot Leave the T...

Jun 8, 2020 by

In the wake of the racist killing of George Floyd, Rabbi Samuel Gordon of Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette, Illinois, shares...

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The Beauty of a Southern Jewis...

Oct 8, 2019 by

The front desk clerk at my Montgomery, Alabama hotel cheerfully told me, “I have a river-view room for you.” Night had fallen; but...

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Truth, Justice and Reconciliat...

Aug 26, 2019 by

Today started with us learning text, the lifeblood of our rabbinic life, the source of our authority.  It is essential that we...

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Religion and Relationships on ...

Jun 2, 2017 by

Racial justice is preoccupying many religious leaders.  As in too many other cities across the country, protests erupted in Charlotte...

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How Can We Sleep?

Oct 6, 2016 by

It was my grandmother who asked me, “Why do rabbis always talk about Jonah on Yom Kippur? Can’t they think of some other subject?” ...

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A Full Canteen and a Red Brick...

Jan 14, 2016 by

This weekend I will do what so many of us in the rabbinate will do: celebrate and remember the life and work of Reverend Martin...

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Joining Hands, Marching Togeth...

Aug 28, 2015 by

On Tuesday, five of us[1] flew to South Carolina to march in the NAACP’s Journey for Justice.[2] Why? This poem from American poet...

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