Author Archives: rabbisteinman

About rabbisteinman

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

What about parsnips?

Dear MOM, I am so excited for Passover this year. The opportunity to celebrate with family and friends is so precious. And for some reason, Passover is becoming one of my favorite holidays (look out Sukkot). We are hosting Seder … Continue reading

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Learning Torah in memory of a friend

Reading this article brought a flood of wonderful memories. I was eleven years old when my family moved from Los Angeles to a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. My parents visited St. Paul a few times in preparation for our … Continue reading

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Kol Nidre sermon and sermon song

It took a  little longer than I’d planned, however here is a video of my Kol Nidre sermon, Embrace the “And” and the sermon song “Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein sung by MY SISTER, the cantorial soloist. This video was … Continue reading

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Embrace the “And”

“Embrace the “And”,” my sermon for Kol Nidre 5779 is below. The part of the river used as a mikveh for ritual immersion was situated high atop a steep hill on the outskirts of Premishlan. When the road leading up to it … Continue reading

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We’ve All Gone to Look for America

Below is the text of my Rosh Hashanah morning sermon. Shana tovah, happy new year. Last winter I traveled to Washington, DC with six of our TBH teenagers to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s L’Taken Social Justice Seminar. … Continue reading

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Happy 74th birthday, Mom

Dear Mom, Happy birthday! It might seem strange to wish you a happy birthday when you’ve been gone now for almost eight years, nevertheless, happy birthday. Early this morning I looked through pictures, so many pictures, and the sadness of … Continue reading

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VoyageLA interview

Thanks for the interview, VoyageLA. You can read it here.

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