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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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Here and There – Yom Kippur Morning 5779

The smaller the world gets, the harder it is to live together. Some would abolish all borders and barriers, while others would raise them higher. As America builds walls, as Israelis and “Diaspora” Jews grow farther apart, we grapple with complex identities: individuals, Americans, part of the Jewish family, and human beings. Can we feel connected to “here” and “there”, rather than choosing one or the other? Continue reading

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