Category Archives: Holidays

In Person

What does it mean to be “in person”? Thoughts for a very different Jewish New Year 2020/5781. Continue reading

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Time and Space 2020

Time and Space 2020
Written for a very different Jewish New Year. Continue reading

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Five Jewish Questions – High Holidays 2020/5781

We are told that asking questions, and answering questions with questions, is very Jewish. What must we ask and answer today, now, in this moment? Continue reading

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Shabbat Alone and Together

Jewish tradition says, “do not separate yourself from the community,” but it also says, “choose life!” Continue reading

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Old Challeges Anew – The Reality of Mortality (Yom Kippur Memorial 5780)

Just because we have been saying goodbye for thousands of years does not mean it has gotten easier. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – What Can We Do (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Don’t do nothing just because you can’t do everything! Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Jewish Future (Yom Kippur 5780/2019)

Is the kiddush cup half-empty and draining, or half-full and rising? Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Political Civil War (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019

We are heirs of this experiment in holy disagreement; I hope we have learned its lessons well. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – Antisemitism (Rosh Hashana 5780/2019)

A rising tide of bigotry lifts all hatreds. Beware of simple answers. Continue reading

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Old Challenges Anew – High Holidays 5780/2019

Jewish history and the human experience have been full of difficult moments: disasters, persecutions, suffering. What have we learned to survive, and how can that help us face today’s challenges? Continue reading

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