Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rosh Hashanah Day One D’var Torah

There’s a beautiful new Mahzor circulating in the world of Conservative Judaism this year, thanks to the passion and scholarship of our own Rabbi Eddie Feld. Looking through it for some insight into today’s Torah portion, I was struck by … Continue reading

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Zeek issue about Reconstructionism

Zeek, an excellent, relatively new journal of cutting edge Jewish art and ideas, has devoted its latest print issue to the place of Reconstructionist ideology in the context of ‘post-denominationalism’. The edition is guest edited by Rabbi Jacob Staub, one … Continue reading

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D’var Torah–Nitzavim/Vayelekh 9/4/10

In the divrei Torah I’ve been offering since I arrived, we’ve been looking at the conjunction of the month of Elul and the haftorot of consolation—the month of the Hebrew calendar during which we warm up for the experience of … Continue reading

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Selichot Poem

I was asked to post the name of the poem that I read as part of the Selichot program that took place at the JCA this past Saturday night. It was: “The Bratslaver to his Scribe,” by Yankev Glatshteyn (aka … Continue reading

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D’var Torah on Parashat Shoftim, delivered on 8/14/10

Last week I talked a little about how there were two elements really providing the texture to this time period in the Jewish calendar. The first is that we have now entered the month of Elul, in which we begin … Continue reading

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