Author Archives: rabbisteinman

About rabbisteinman

I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.

Snow Day

The news that the governor of Minnesota closed much of the state due to dangerous cold brought me back, back to the mid-nineties. Then, dear reader, I was a high school student and school was cancelled several times in what … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Tears today

Today I am very sad. My colleagues, Rabbis Phyllis and Michael Sommer and their family and circle of friends are laying to rest their little boy, Superman Sam. I pray that in their unimaginable grief and sadness they can feel … Continue reading

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Will I see you there?

On Wednesday I will head to San Diego along with thousands of other Jews to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial convention. I will be meeting with many partners for A Wider Bridge, including people who are interested in … Continue reading

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Exciting changes

I am excited to announce that this week I start a new job as the Director of Programs and Fund Development for A Wider Bridge. This organizations seeks to inspire LGBT Jews to deepen their connection to the Jewish people … Continue reading

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What to say when you call your senator TODAY!

Today’s the day! Dial 1-888-897-0174 and call on your Senator to protect LGBT workers by passing ENDA now. Click on this flyer and you will have all of the talking points for speaking with your Senator’s representative about ending ENDA!  

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Time to take action in the new year

Happy New Year! One of the awesome High Holy Day sermons that I heard reminded me, “mitzvah goreret mitzvah” doing one mitzvah leads to doing another. I was also reminded that it is imperative upon each person to do the … Continue reading

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Return #blogelul

Here we are. The final day of 5773. I can’t even believe it. On the dawn of this new year may there be more peace, more love, more compassion, more quiet moments, more learning, more hope, more patience, and more … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Intend #blogelul #xtremedream

I hope you have been following along on twitter, her website, or other social media as Diana Nyad, as of 9am PDT, is 2 miles from the shore of Florida. She has been in the water for almost 50 hours … Continue reading

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