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Remarks at 2016 Community Eid Dinner

As-Salam-u-Alaikum and Eid Mubarak. Adira joins me in expressing what an honor it is to be with you this evening. I am deeply grateful to the organizers for their generous invitation, for all their holy work on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Baccalaureate Address for Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Class of 2016

I want to begin by expressing my gratitude for having been invited here this evening. It is such an honor to be with you, to celebrate this extraordinary milestone with you and your families. I want to share a story … Continue reading

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Moses for President

As the U.S. presidential primary process slouches toward what will doubtlessly be a contested convention season this summer, I find myself not infrequently wondering what guidance the Jewish tradition would have for selecting our next leader. I have already written … Continue reading

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The Jewish Case Against Donald Trump

A few months ago, a New Jersey rabbi had a dream of rallying his colleagues in support of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg reportedly built a Facebook page called “Rabbis for Trump,” hoping it would attract like-minded rabbis. … Continue reading

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Our Kids – Yom Kippur 5776/2015

They have become the most powerful symbols of the past year. But before they were symbols, they were people. Early each morning, sometimes before sunrise, 3 year-old Aylan would sneak quietly out of his bed, shuffle softly against the stone … Continue reading

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Blogging my AIPAC Rabbinic Mission – Day 3

As another incredibly intense, challenging day on my AIPAC mission comes to a close, I find myself struggling to meaningfully synthesize what I heard, saw, learned, and wrestled with today. Starting at 6:00 this morning, we spent almost half a … Continue reading

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Blogging my AIPAC Rabbinic Mission – Day 1

As I write this note, I am sitting in a beautiful and bustling section of downtown Jerusalem, surrounded by the grandeur of the ancient city and the dynamism of the modern city’s nightlife. A soft wind swirls around me, cutting … Continue reading

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