Of Goats, Chickens and Memory

As I got up to speak to the smallish crowd gathered in shul on the second day of Shavuot this year, which happened to be Memorial Day, I found myself speaking about the surprising joy I have found in milking goats once a week on Sunday mornings and gathering fresh eggs from our Jewish goat […]

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Turkey Talk

I was not brought up with Thanksgiving. Guy Fawkes night on November 5th, with bonfires and fireworks, yes, but Thanksgiving, no. In fact my first exposure to this very American holiday was when I was in Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where a group of American students enjoyed the opportunity to invite a Hungarian, South African and […]

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A Bunch of Rabbis in Africa

Like many of us in Boulder, one of my favorite stores is REI. I love going there and buying gear for outdoor summer or winter adventures, some of which are fantasies and some of which are part of my Colorado life. As I was preparing for what turned out to be a life-changing trip to Ghana, […]

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A Very Different Night

have rarely experienced a more powerful gathering than the diverse group gathered together that different night in my living room. Two Christian pastors, one a dedicated activist working against the horrors of human trafficking, the other a Methodist deeply immersed in looking at the Jewishness of the historical Jesus; a very religious Muslim student intoxicated […]

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A Prayer for the People of Haiti

“A Prayer for the People of Haiti” by my colleague Rabbi Naomi Levy: We pray for Haiti. Our hearts are breaking, God. The human mind cannot grasp the enormity of the loss. The cries echo through the universe. Innocent blood is calling us To rise up from our heartbreak and act. We pray for Haiti. […]

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