Category Archives: clergy

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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Count Your Marbles: Honor Jewish Time

This is the sermon I delivered on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5775 at Temple Beth Hillel.

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Judge #blogelul

Since the end of Shabbat much has happened at the Western Wall about the Western Wall. Here is an article that summarizes the situation. Yesterday, it was reported that Cabinet Minister Avichai Mendelblit has proposed a new solution that counters … Continue reading

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There’s a reason for a trained professional to officate

Every Sunday I read the New York Times. While I don’t necessarily read cover to cover, I always read the ‘Weddings & Celebrations’ section because I like to see who of my colleagues is officiating at weddings. And in the last … Continue reading

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Sh’ma Smackdown – a re-post from WRJ

This post comes from the Women of Reform Judaism’s blog on October 24 found here. by Rabbi Marla J. Feldman Much has been written in recent days about the arrest of Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Reform Movement’s Israel Religious … Continue reading

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Who knows 611?

In the spirit of Passover when we sing who knows one Monday morning the CCAR conference honored the 610 women who have been ordained since the first, Sally Priesand was ordained in 1972. That makes 611 women rabbis. There are … Continue reading

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CCAR in Boston

I’m blogging from the CCAR convention and on the blog for the conference. You can read one post here, I will continue to cross post, of course!

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Listen to POTUS! #URJbiennial

In a few minutes (around 12:45pm ET), President of the United States, Barack Obama will address more than 6,000 Reform Jews at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention. Unfortunately I am not there in person this time, so I … Continue reading

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Pardon me, is that a prayerbook on your iPad?

The Central Conference of American Rabbis released the first iPad app for the movement siddur (prayer book), Mishkan T’filah. The app is available on iTunes, follow this link. Right now, only the Friday night Kabbalah Shabbat service is available. More are … Continue reading

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Money, money, money, money

You can hear either the ABBA song or some other version of this word being sung. Money is a major issue. I am not even going to go into personal finance issues. Here I am talking about synagogues. Though I … Continue reading

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