Category Archives: General HJ

These Hands – Yom Kippur Morning 5777

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This Life – Yom Kippur evening 5777

This post was originally delivered as a Yom Kippur sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2016/5777 as part of a series entitled “This We Believe.” You can hear audio of the sermon through the Kol Hadash Podcast. Which life matters? The … Continue reading

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Why We Believe – Rosh Hashana Evening 5777

“This we believe: this world, this life, these hands…and you.” Continue reading

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This We Believe – High Holidays 2016/5777

This we believe: this world, this life, these hands…and you. Continue reading

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My Media Moments of 2015

Last year (2015), I was asked to write an article on “Secular Spirituality and Humanistic Judaism”for a forthcoming book. I’ve always found the IISHJ Colloquium and publication Secular Spirituality: Passionate Search for a Rational Judaism to be one of our more … Continue reading

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The Many Voices of Secular Judaism

This post originally appeared in the online journal “Secular Culture and Ideas.” Judaism in a Secular Age is currently available from the IISHJ or on Amazon.com.  Secular Jewish thought is a multiplicity of voices, though not always in agreement. Zionists rejected … Continue reading

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Separating Synagogue From State

The following address was delivered at a conference in Jerusalem hosted by Tmura-IISHJ (the Israeli center for training Secular Humanistic rabbis) on March 20, 2015 My rabbi, Sherwin Wine, had a way of put things well in just a few … Continue reading

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