Friends, This is a very important statement from the Conservative Movement that I feel obligated to share with the community at this time as most of my colleagues have already done. Many blessings Rabbi Marc NEW YORK – The Conservative/Masorti movement of Judaism as represented by its constituent organizations listed below has issued the following […]

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A Dash of Drash – my new podcast!

I am enjoying sending out a weekly podcast, based around themes in the Torah and in conversation with others. It is called A Dash of Drash – check it out here on itunes or here on Soundcloud I hope you will listen in some time!

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Religious Behaviorism or Spiritual Materialism?

Being in Jerusalem or London or New York, I get really used to the daily rhythm of joining, and sometimes, leading a morning minyan to start my day.  This is truer than ever before, now that I am in my year of mourning for my father.  There is something so comforting about starting each day […]

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Worse than Kapos?

Often my Fridays include a visit with a wonderful woman in her nineties called Irene. Irene Rosenschein was raised in a shtetel in the Carpathian Mountains, then part of Hungary, now Ukraine. Most of her large family did not survive the brutality of the Holocaust, but she and three of her sisters all did and […]

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More Stories of the Land

Every day this sacred and complex land brings rich, new experiences and adventures and constant reminders of how many different stories there are to tell, each with its own perspective.  An infinity of narratives that contradict each other and yet they are all true.  My week has included learning Torah from Reform, Conservative and Orthodox […]

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