Category Archives: Torah

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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The Western Wall is a site for all Jews!

The Israel Religious Action Center is working on a petition to the Western Wall Heritage Council calling for diversity in the membership after four women were detained on Sunday morning for wearing tallitot/prayer shawls. Here is a copy of the email … Continue reading

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It might be only slightly hard to read, but I am published. My article, “The Stigma of Infertility” is in the Summer 2012 CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly (pages 102-110). The article is based onmy sermon from Rosh Hashanah several … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been

It has been awhile my dear reader! While I acknowledge this, I am not entirely sorry because I have been working my tail off finishing up my degree requirements for my MAJE (Master of Arts in Jewish Education) that I … Continue reading

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Looking for a good read?

The Jewish Book Council just released the 2011 winners and finalists in a myriad of categories for their prestigious award. If you are looking for something to read, you might want to start here. Mazal tov to all the authors, … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga, Alan Cumming, and a rabbi walk into a bar…

It might sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Don’t worry, I’m not going to make it. Instead I’ll tell you what else these figures have in common. The month of October has been deemed LGBT history month by … Continue reading

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Which side are you on?

Posting from Jerusalem seems to be harder than I thought. On Sunday morning, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, I joined Women of the Wall for morning services. In addition to being a prayer service, it was also an action in support of … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Reform Jew

I returned from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism‘s Consultation on Conscience and I have never been more proud to be an American. though there are lots of things always happening in the USA that are hard to stomach, … Continue reading

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Tweet #Torah to the Top!

My friend and colleague Rabbi Mark Hurvitz writes the following about how YOU can help tweet Torah to the top: how to tweet #torah to the top The “day” of June 7, 2011 is “erev” Erev Shavuot. I suggest that we … Continue reading

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More seder thoughts

I wrote this d’var Torah for the board meeting last night. (Unfortunately, I didn’t attend because I have a bad cold). Maybe it will be helpful for your seder? —– Two weeks from tonight, God willing, we will be gathered … Continue reading

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